Definition of deracination in US English:



  • See deracinate

    • ‘This fine novel of loss, love and deracination is set in the wetlands of the Somerset Levels in 1946 during one of the worst winters for decades.’
    • ‘But this does not lead, in the usual modern manner, to images of despair or deracination.’
    • ‘She identifies deracination as the defining condition of the modern world.’
    • ‘Our fathers presided over the ruthless deracination of political reportage in this country, and we intend to make amends during this campaign.’
    • ‘Throughout the Western democracies there is a kind of political deracination taking place.’