verb (used with object),dis·lo·cat·ed,dis·lo·cat·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.
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.
Origin of dislocate
1595–1605; < Medieval Latindislocātus (past participle of dislocāre), equivalent to Latindis-dis-1 + locātus placed; see locate
c.1600, from earlier adjective or past participle dislocate "out of joint" (c.1400), from Medieval Latin dislocatus, past participle of dislocare "put out of place," from Latin dis- "away" (see dis-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Related: Dislocated; dislocating.