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Noun rootage has 3 senses
  1. rootage - fixedness by or as if by roots; "strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"
    --1 is a kind of
    stationariness, immobility, fixedness
  2. rootage, root system - a developed system of roots
    --2 is a kind of system, scheme
    --2 has parts: root
  3. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source - 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"
    --3 is a kind of point
    --3 has particulars:
     derivation; spring; fountainhead, headspring, head; headwaters; wellhead, wellspring; jumping-off place, point of departure; birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance; home; point source; trail head, trailhead
    Derived form: verb root2
root vegetable root vegetables root word root word -scope root word for phoenix root word of human root word of sluggish root words rootage rootbound rootcause rooted-ness rooted rooten rooter skunk rootes rootie

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