Displant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Displant To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants. "I did not think a look,
      Or a poor word or two, could have displanted Such a fixed constancy."
    • Displant To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • displant To pluck up; dislodge from a state of being planted, settled, or fixed.
    • displant To strip of what is planted, settled, or established: as, to displant a country of inhabitants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Displant dis-plant′ to remove anything from where it has been planted or placed: to drive from an abode
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + plant,: cf. OF. desplanter, F. déplanter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. dis, neg., and plantāre, to plant.

Usage

In literature:

I like a plantation in a pure soil; that is, where people are not displanted, to the end, to plant in others.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
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In poetry:

Conspirators: versts, reaches...
Not dismayed, but displanted.
Across the slums of the earth's latitudes
They disarranged us like orphans.
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva