from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lay bare, as the roots of a tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lay bare in cultivation, as the roots of trees.


From Latin ablaqueātus ("loosened, dug up"), past participle of ablaqueō ("to disentangle"), formed from ab- + laqueō ("noose"). (Wiktionary)


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