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verb (used with or without object), dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing.Related formsdis·ar·tic·u·la·tion, noundis·ar·tic·u·la·tor, noun
- to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.
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Examples from the Web for disarticulate
Pray, never mind me at all, gentlemen—I'll listen blandly whilst I disarticulate this beautiful bird.
Whenever it is possible, cut the bone through its continuity rather than disarticulate.
British Dictionary definitions for disarticulate
Derived Formsdisarticulation, noundisarticulator, noun
- to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
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