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English definition of “dislocation”

dislocation

noun [C or U] /ˌdɪs.ləʊˈkeɪˌʃən/  us /-loʊ-/

dislocation noun [C or U] (MEDICAL)

specialized medical an injury in which the ends of two connected bones separate: dislocation of the ankle/knee/wrist

dislocation noun [C or U] (NEGATIVE EFFECT)

a negative effect on how something works: Snow has caused serious dislocation of/to train services.
(Definition of dislocation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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