Word of the day – deracinate

deracinate (v.) to pull up by the roots; uproot; eradicate

“I could remember what it had been like to remember these scenes, once upon a time, but now they had a remote, secondhand quality of old films I had watched or stories I had been told, I saw them as if from a vast distance – three brown-skinned kids in battered shorts, spitting on Willy Little’s head from the branches and scrambling away, giggling – and I knew with cold certainty that over time even these deracinated images would shrivel up to nothing and blow away.”
from In the Woods by Tana French
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