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Meaning of DISLOCATE

Pronunciation:  'dislow`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; "The colonists displaced the natives"
  2. [v]  move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

DISLOCATE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: displace, luxate, slip, splay
 See Also: move, resettle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis"lo*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dislocated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Dislocating}.] [LL. dislocatus, p. p. of
    dislocare; dis- + locare to place, fr. locus place. See
    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. --Shak.
          After some time the strata on all sides of the globe
          were dislocated.                         --Woodward.
          And thus the archbishop's see, dislocated or out of
          joint for a time, was by the hands of his holiness set
          right again.                             --Fuller.
  2. \Dis"lo*cate\, a. [LL. dislocatus, p. p.]
    Dislocated. --Montgomery.
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