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English definition of “dislocate”

dislocate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈdɪsləʊkeɪt/
If you dislocate a part of your body, the bones move away from their correct position: I think you've dislocated your shoulder. a dislocated hipProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
dislocation
 
 
/ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U]
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