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Root

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[n] the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
[n] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
[n] a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
[n] the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
[n] the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
[n] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent)
[n] the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
[n] a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number
[adj] arising from or going to the root; "a radical flaw in the plan"
[v] take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
[v] take root; begin to grow; of plants
[v] cause to take roots
[v] become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
[v] dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
[v] plant by the roots
[v] come into existence, originate

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