Disjoint Dis*joint", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disjointing}.] 1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving. [1913 Webster]

Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame, But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice. [1913 Webster]

Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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