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unjoint

[uhn-joint]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to sever or dislocate a joint of; disjoint.
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Origin of unjoint

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-2, joint
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Examples from the Web for unjoint

Historical Examples

  • Only this time the Hoobat made no move to unjoint and consume the victim.

    Plague Ship

    Andre Norton

  • Now unjoint the legs and wings at the middle joint, which can be done very skillfully by a little practice.

  • Unjoint and separate each bone, and take it out as you come to it.