Dislocating
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]


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