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English definition of “dislocation”


noun [C or U] (MEDICAL) /ˌdis.loʊˈkeiˌʃən/ US  //
specialized medical an injury in which the ends of two connected bones separate: dislocation of the ankle/knee/wristProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of dislocation noun (MEDICAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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