Definition of Dislocate

1. Verb. Move out of position. "The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

Exact synonyms: Luxate, Slip, Splay
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Dislocation, Dislocation, Luxation, Slip, Slippage



2. Verb. Put out of its usual place, position, or relationship. "The colonists displaced the natives"
Generic synonyms: Displace
Derivative terms: Dislocation, Dislocation, Dislocation

Definition of Dislocate

1. v. t. To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To remove from its normal connections with a neighboring bone; to put out of joint; to move from its socket; to disjoint; as, to dislocate your bones.

2. a. Dislocated.

Definition of Dislocate

1. Verb. to put something out of its usual place ¹

2. Verb. (medicine) to (accidentally) dislodge a skeletal bone from its joint ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dislocate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Dislocate

1. To luxate; to put out of joint. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dislocate

dislimb
dislimbed
dislimbing
dislimbs
dislimn
dislimned
dislimning
dislimns
dislink
dislinked
dislinking
dislinks
disload
disloaded
disloads
dislocate (current term)
dislocated
dislocates
dislocating
dislocatio
dislocatio erecta
dislocation
dislocation fracture
dislocation of articular processes
dislocations
dislodge
dislodgeable
dislodged
dislodgement

Literary usage of Dislocate

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1. Homer and the Epic by Andrew Lang (1893)
"CHAPTER XII ATTEMPTS TO dislocate THE ODYSSEY THE purpose of Wilamowitz Moellendorff and other modern critics is to disengage the various elements of the ..."

2. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1839)
"Thus continued, it must infallibly dislocate and dissever the system, so soon as the distances an<l the masses increase to proportions considerably beyond ..."

3. Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia: Including a Residence by Austen Henry Layard (1887)
"... Albanian feud—dislocate my shoulder—Revolution in Servia—The Servian leaders —Return to Constantinople—-Travel Tatar—Thrown among tailors—-Reach ..."

4. Institutes of Canon Law by Robert Owen (1884)
"Archbishop Cuthbert AD 747, orders priests " not to dislocate sacred words by pronouncing like tragedians, but follow the Plain Song of the Church. ..."

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