AskDefine | Define rootage

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1 fixedness by or as if by roots; "strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"
2 a developed system of roots [syn: root system]
3 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" [syn: beginning, origin, root, source]
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