Displace Definition

displaced, displaces, displacing
displaced, displaces, displacing
To move from its usual or proper place.
Webster's New World
To force to leave a place of residence.
The conflict displaced thousands of people.
American Heritage
To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence.
Millions of refugees who were displaced by the war.
American Heritage
To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
American Heritage
To remove from office; discharge.
Webster's New World

Origin of Displace

  • From Middle French desplacer (French: déplacer).

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