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transitive verb dis·lo·cat·ed, dis·lo·cat·ing, dis·lo·cates
- To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
- To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
- To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt: a continuing drought that dislocated the state's economy.
Origin: Medieval Latin dislocāre, dislocāt- : dis-, dis- + Latin locāre, to place (from locus, place).
dislocate - Medical Definition