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raíz nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (de una planta)  (botany)root nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Hay que arrancar las malas hierbas de raíz.
 You have to pull the weeds out by the roots.
raíz nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). gramática (gramática: de una palabra)  (linguistics)root nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La raíz del verbo es invariable excepto en los irregulares.
 The root of a verb is invariable except in the case of irregular ones.
raíz nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (función matemática)  (mathematics)root nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La raíz cuadrada de 25 es 5.
 The square root of 25 is 5.
 
Additional Translations
raíz nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (origen, causa)root, cause, origin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La mala gestión de los bancos es la raíz de la crisis.
 Bad management of the banks is the cause of the crisis.
raíz nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (que no crece a la vista)  (of hair, of tooth)root nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Se puede sacar ADN de la raíz del pelo.
 You can extract DNA from the hair root.
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Compound Forms:
a raíz de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (como consecuencia)as a result of, due to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
arrancar el mal de raíz loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (erradicar)root out evil v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  eradicate evil v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Sólo corriéndolo van a poder arrancar el mal de raíz.
 Only by going after it will they be able to root out evil.
atacar el problema de raíz
ir a la raíz del problema
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(causas, origen)get to the root of the problem v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  deal with the underlying problem v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  attack the root of the problem, attack the underlying problem v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Para entender lo que pasa debemos atacar el problema de raíz.
 To understand what's happening, we must get to the root of the problem.
raíz del cabello
raíz capilar
loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta").
(bulbo)hair root nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  root of a hair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los folículos pilosos rodean las raíces de los cabellos.
 Hair follicles surround hair roots.
solucionar de raíz
resolver de raíz
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(resolver definitivamente)solve something at its root, get to the bottom of, address the root causes of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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