from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
- transitive v. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
- transitive v. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt: a continuing drought that dislocated the state's economy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to put something out of its usual place
- v. to (accidentally) dislodge a skeletal bone from its joint
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- adj. Dislocated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To displace; put out of regular place or position; hence, to interrupt the continuity or order of; throw out of order; disjoint; derange.
- In surgery, to put out of joint or out of position, as a limb or an organ; particularly, to displace from the socket of the joint, as a bone; luxate; disjoint, as by violence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move out of position
- v. put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
Medieval Latin dislocāre, dislocāt- : dis-, dis- + Latin locāre, to place (from locus, place).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)