Dislocate 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 {Locus}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

After some time the strata on all sides of the globe were dislocated. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • dislocate — c.1600, from earlier adj. or pp. dislocate out of joint (c.1400), from M.L. dislocatus, pp. of dislocare put out of place, from L. dis away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + locare to place (see LOCATE (Cf. locate)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dislocate — Dis lo*cate, a. [LL. dislocatus, p. p.] Dislocated. Montgomery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocate — I verb agitate, cast out, complicate, confound, confuse, derail, derange, disarrange, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dislodge, disorder, disorganize, disorient, displace, disturb, disunite, eject, evacuate, evict, expel, luxate, mislay, misplace …   Law dictionary

  • dislocate — [v] displace break, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoint, disorder, disrupt, disturb, disunite, divide, jumble, misplace, mix up, move, put out of joint, remove, rummage, separate, shift, transfer, unhinge, upset; concepts 135,147 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • dislocate — ► VERB 1) displace (a bone) from its proper position in a joint. 2) put out of order; disrupt …   English terms dictionary

  • dislocate — [dis′lō kāt΄] vt. dislocated, dislocating [< ML dislocatus, pp. of dislocare: see DIS & LOCATE] 1. to put out of place; specif., to displace (a bone) from its proper position at a joint 2. to upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt …   English World dictionary

  • dislocate — [[t]dɪ̱sləkeɪt[/t]] dislocates, dislocating, dislocated 1) VERB If you dislocate a bone or joint in your body, or someone else s body, it moves out of its proper position in relation to other bones, usually in an accident. [V n] Harrison… …   English dictionary

  • dislocate — UK [ˈdɪsləkeɪt] / US [ˈdɪsləˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms dislocate : present tense I/you/we/they dislocate he/she/it dislocates present participle dislocating past tense dislocated past participle dislocated 1) to do something that forces… …   English dictionary

  • dislocate — verb Dislocate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑elbow, ↑finger, ↑hip, ↑jaw, ↑joint, ↑wrist …   Collocations dictionary

  • dislocate — transitive verb Etymology: Medieval Latin dislocatus, past participle of dislocare, from Latin dis + locare to locate Date: 1601 1. to put out of place; specifically to displace (a bone) from normal connections with another bone 2. to force a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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