Origin of disjointMiddle English ; from Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre: see disjoin
verbdis·joint·ed, dis·joint·ing, dis·joints
- To put out of joint; dislocate.
- To take apart at the joints.
- To destroy the coherence or connections of.
- To separate; disjoin.
- To come apart at the joints.
- To become dislocated.
Origin of disjointMiddle English disjointen, to destroy, ultimately from Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre, to disjoin; see disjoin.
(comparative more disjoint, superlative most disjoint)
(third-person singular simple present disjoints, present participle disjointing, simple past and past participle disjointed)
- To render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
- to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint poultry by carving
- To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent.
- a disjointed speech
- To fall into pieces.
From Old French desjoindre