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root

noun  /rut, rʊt/ us  

root noun (PLANT PART)

[C] biology the part of a plant which grows down into the earth [C] biology The root of a hair, tooth, or nail is the part of it that is inside the body.

root noun (ORIGIN)

[C] the origin or source of something: We must get to the root of this problem.

root noun (WORD)

[C] the basic form of a word, to which prefixes or endings can be added: The root of the word "sitting" is "sit."

root noun (number)

algebra a number that is the solution of an equation (= mathematical statement)
rooted
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈrut̬·əd, ˈrʊt̬-/ us  
deeply rooted loyalty

root

verb [I/T]  /rut, rʊt/ us  

root verb [I/T] (PLANT PART)

(of a plant) to develop roots and begin to grow
Translations of “root”
in Korean 뿌리…
in Arabic جِذْر…
in French racine, origine, racines…
in Turkish kök, çil, saç/diş kökü…
in Italian radice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的一部分, 根,根莖,根塊…
in Russian корень…
in Polish korzeń, cebulka…
in Spanish raíz, origen, raíces…
in Portuguese raiz…
in German die Wurzel, der Ursprung…
in Catalan arrel…
in Japanese (植物の)根…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的一部分, 根,根茎,根块…
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