Deracinate (vt)

It was almost certainly a Word of the Day at Merriam-Webster during the pandemic, so here is a context clues on the verb deracinate. It means “uproot,” and “to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from.” In other words, to some extent, the melting pot of American culture and society is to some extent a deracinating process.

This verb is used (if it is used at all anymore) only transitively. Don’t forget your direct object.

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