verb (used with object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.

to remove or force out of a particular place: to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.

verb (used without object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.

to go from a place of lodgment.

Origin of dislodge

1400–50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Related formsdis·lodg·ment; especially British, dis·lodge·ment, nounun·dis·lodged, adjective
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Related Words for dislodgement

expulsion, ouster, dispossession, ejection, removal, rush, clearance, bounce, boot

Examples from the Web for dislodgement

Historical Examples of dislodgement

  • It is perhaps humiliating to confess that his dislodgement, when it came, was not at our hands.

  • The French officer entreated permission of his general to attempt the dislodgement of the enemy.


    Susan Hale

British Dictionary definitions for dislodgement



to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Formsdislodgment or dislodgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for dislodgement



c.1400, from Old French deslogier "to leave or cause to leave a lodging place; expel, drive away," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + logier (see lodge (v.)). Related: Dislodged; dislodging.

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