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  • the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
  • a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  • a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • 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
  • (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • cause to take roots
  • become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    • He finally settled down
  • dig with the snout
    • the pig was rooting for truffles
  • plant by the roots
  • come into existence, originate
    • The problem roots in her depression
  • take root and begin to grow
    • this plant roots quickly
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