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dislocate

[ dis-loh-keyt, dis-loh-keyt ]
/ 藞d瑟s lo蕣藢ke瑟t, d瑟s藞lo蕣 ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), dis路lo路cat路ed, dis路lo路cat路ing
to put out of place; put out of proper relative position; displace: The glacier dislocated great stones. The earthquake dislocated several buildings.
to put out of joint or out of position, as a limb or an organ.
to throw out of order; upset; disorder: Frequent strikes dislocated the economy.
noun
Gymnastics. a maneuver on the rings in which a gymnast in an inverted pike position turns over to swing down while pushing the arms out and turning them so that the palms are facing out when the body turns over.
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Origin of dislocate

1595鈥1605; <Medieval Latin disloc膩tus (past participle of disloc膩re), equivalent to Latin dis-dis-1 + loc膩tus placed; see locate

OTHER WORDS FROM dislocate

un路dis路lo路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dislocate

dislocate
/ (藞d瑟sl蓹藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to disrupt or shift out of place or position
to displace (an organ or part) from its normal position, esp a bone from its joint
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Medical definitions for dislocate

dislocate
[ d沫sl艒-k膩t鈥, d沫s-l艒k膩t ]

v.
To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
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