See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comverb (used with object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.
- to remove or force out of a particular place: to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
- to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.
- to go from a place of lodgment.
Origin of dislodge
1400–50; late Middle English disloggenRelated formsdis·lodg·ment; especially British, dis·lodge·ment, nounun·dis·lodged, adjective
< Old French desloger,
equivalent to des- dis-1
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Examples from the Web for dislodgement
It is perhaps humiliating to confess that his dislodgement, when it came, was not at our hands.
The French officer entreated permission of his general to attempt the dislodgement of the enemy.
British Dictionary definitions for dislodgement
Derived Formsdislodgment or dislodgement, noun
- to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
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Word Origin and History for dislodgement
c.1400, from Old French deslogier "to leave or cause to leave a lodging place; expel, drive away," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + logier (see lodge (v.)). Related: Dislodged; dislodging.
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