[ luhk-seyt ]
/ ˈlʌk seɪt /
verb (used with object), lux·at·ed, lux·at·ing.Chiefly Medicine/Medical.
to put out of joint; dislocate: The accident luxated the left shoulder.
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Origin of luxate
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
OTHER WORDS FROM luxatelux·a·tion, nounun·lux·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for luxate
/ (ˈlʌkseɪt) /
(tr) pathol to put (a shoulder, knee, etc) out of joint; dislocate
Derived forms of luxateluxation, noun
Word Origin for luxate
C17: from Latin luxāre to displace, from luxus dislocated; related to Greek loxos oblique
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Medical definitions for luxate
[ lŭk′sāt′ ]
To put out of joint; dislocate.
Other words from luxatelux•a′tion n.
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