> To remove or separate from a native environment or culture
> To remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from
Deracinate was borrowed into English in the late 16th century from Middle French and can be traced back to the Latin word radix meaning root. Although deracinate began life referring to literal plant roots, it quickly took on a second metaphorical meaning suggesting removal of anyone or anything from native roots or culture
Many refugees would deracinate from their war-torn hometown because they waited until the last minute to leave.
Native Americans were forced to deracinate from their land in Oklahoma and ordered by the government to move west on the Trail of Tears.