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 a bone out of its normal position in its socket

He had dislocated his shoulder in training.

2) to cause changes that spoil the way that something usually works or happens

Derived word:
dislocation
UK [ˌdɪsləˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "dislocation":
singular dislocation plural dislocations

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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