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disarticulate

[ dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt /
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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.

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Origin of disarticulate

First recorded in 1820–30; dis-1 + articulate

OTHER WORDS FROM disarticulate

dis·ar·tic·u·la·tion, noundis·ar·tic·u·la·tor, noun
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How to use disarticulate in a sentence

  • Whenever it is possible, cut the bone through its continuity rather than disarticulate.

  • Pray, never mind me at all, gentlemen—I'll listen blandly whilst I disarticulate this beautiful bird.

    The Seeker|Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for disarticulate

disarticulate
/ (ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones

Derived forms of disarticulate

disarticulation, noundisarticulator, noun
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