dislocation

[ dis-loh-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF dislocation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISLOCATION

There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.

There was no dislocation, the doctors told her, but a very bad wrench.

This ligament is ruptured in certain severe cases of dislocation of the hip.

Admirable, too, is the Hippocratic description of dislocation of the shoulder and of the jaw.

And yet what a change of view produced by it, what a dislocation of judgment!

We reduced the dislocation, and then carried Mr Cophagus up to his bed.

This fracture might be taken for a dislocation or sprain of the ankle.

There was no dislocation in the common affairs of the country.

This condition is often taken for a dislocation of the stifle joint.

Bind them to the dislocation or fracture, and it will effect a cure.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, originally of bones, from Old French dislocacion (14c.), or directly from Medieval Latin dislocationem (nominative dislocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dislocare (see dislocate). General sense is from c.1600.

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