Dislocate Definition

dĭslō-kāt, dĭs-lōkāt
dislocated, dislocates, dislocating
dislocated, dislocates, dislocating
To put out of place; specif., to displace (a bone) from its proper position at a joint.
Webster's New World
To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
American Heritage
To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt.
Webster's New World

(medicine) To (accidentally) dislodge a skeletal bone from its joint.


Origin of Dislocate

  • Medieval Latin dislocāre dislocāt- dis- dis- Latin locāre to place (from locus place)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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