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luxate

[ luhk-seyt ]

verb (used with object)

, Chiefly Medicine/Medical.
, lux·at·ed, lux·at·ing.
  1. to put out of joint; dislocate:

    The accident luxated the left shoulder.



luxate

/ ˈlʌkseɪt /

verb

  1. tr pathol to put (a shoulder, knee, etc) out of joint; dislocate


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Derived Forms

  • luxˈation, noun

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Other Words From

  • lux·ation noun
  • un·luxat·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luxate1

1615–25; < Latin luxātus (past participle of luxāre to put out of joint), equivalent to lux ( us ) dislocated (cognate with Greek loxós oblique) + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luxate1

C17: from Latin luxāre to displace, from luxus dislocated; related to Greek loxos oblique

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