un·​root | \ ¦ən+ \

Definition of unroot

transitive verb

: to tear up by the roots : eradicate, uproot

intransitive verb

: to become uprooted

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First Known Use of unroot

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for unroot

Middle English unrooten, from un- entry 2 + rooten to root

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“Unroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unroot. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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