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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Definitions for luxate

  1. To put out of joint; dislocate.

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Citations for luxate
When I began to luxate the tooth I heard a crack. Nathan Jorgenson, A Crooked Number
But at the same time he thinks, that the reduced bone will not remain in it's [sic] place, but luxate itself again, and fall back into the new-formed articulation, which it has formed to itself. Royal Society of London, The Philosophical Transactions and Collections
Origin of luxate
Luxate is not related to any word for "light." Rather, it is from the Greek word for "oblique," which was loxós.