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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 hip Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
dislocation     /ˌdɪsləʊˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of dislocate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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