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[luhk-seyt] /ˈlʌk seɪt/
verb (used with object), luxated, luxating. Chiefly Medicine/Medical.
to put out of joint; dislocate:
The accident luxated the left shoulder.
Origin of luxate
1615-25; < Latin luxātus (past participle of luxāre to put out of joint), equivalent to lux(us) dislocated (cognate with Greek loxós oblique) + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
luxation, noun
unluxated, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for luxate


(transitive) (pathol) to put (a shoulder, knee, etc) out of joint; dislocate
Derived Forms
luxation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin luxāre to displace, from luxus dislocated; related to Greek loxos oblique
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luxate in Medicine

luxate lux·ate (lŭk'sāt')
v. lux·at·ed, lux·at·ing, lux·ates
To put out of joint; dislocate.

lux·a'tion n.
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