verb Date: 1830 intransitive verb to become disjointed transitive verb disjointdisarticulation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Disarticulate — Dis ar*tic u*late, v. t. To sunder; to separate, as joints. {Dis ar*tic u*la tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disarticulate — index disjoint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disarticulate — (adj.) early 15c.; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + ARTICULATE (Cf. articulate) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disarticulate — [dis΄är tik′yo͞o lāt΄, dis′är tik′yo͞o lāt] vt. disarticulated, disarticulating to separate at the joints; disjoint vi. to become disjointed disarticulation n …   English World dictionary

  • disarticulate — disarticulation, n. disarticulator, n. /dis ahr tik yeuh layt /, v.t., v.i., disarticulated, disarticulating. to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant. [1820 30; DIS 1 + ARTICULATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disarticulate — verb a) to disjoint b) to amputate a limb at a joint without cutting the bone …   Wiktionary

  • disarticulate — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, alienate, cast off, cast out, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, disarrange, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dislocate, displace, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, estrange,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disarticulate — v. separate; cut off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disarticulate — verb 1》 separate (bones) at the joints. 2》 disrupt the logic of (an argument). Derivatives disarticulation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disarticulate —   To separate at the joints; to become disjointed, e.g. the process of a mature female cone opening to allow the seeds to drop.   See also dehiscence.   Cf. indehiscent, receptive …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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