[ dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt /
verb (used with or without object), dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.
dismember, disarrange, dislocate, luxate, disengage, disturb, disconnect, divide, separate, transfer, move, upset, misplace, break, disorder, remove, disunite, disjoint, jumble, shift
- disassortative mating
Origin of disarticulate
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/ (ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt) /
to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
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