dis·lo·cate (dĭslō-kāt′, dĭs-lōkāt)
tr.v. dis·lo·cat·ed, dis·lo·cat·ing, dis·lo·cates
1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt: a continuing drought that dislocated the state's economy.
[Medieval Latin dislocāre, dislocāt- : dis-, dis- + Latin locāre, to place (from locus, place).]
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