- Present participle of displace.
Variant of displace
transitive verbdisplaced, displacing
- to move from its usual or proper place
- to remove from office; discharge
- to take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.): a ship displaces a certain amount of water, factory workers that have been displaced by machines
Origin of displaceOld French desplacer: see dis- and amp; place