Dis"lo*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dislocated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dislocating (?).] [LL. dislocatus, p. p. of dislocare; dis- + locare to place, fr. locus place. See Locus.]

To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To remove from its normal connections with a neighboring bone; to put out of joint; to move from its socket; to disjoint; as, to dislocate your bones.


After some time the strata on all sides of the globe were dislocated. Woodward.

And thus the archbishop's see, dislocated or out of joint for a time, was by the hands of his holiness set right again. Fuller.


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Dis"lo*cate (?), a. [LL. dislocatus, p. p.]




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