Medical Dictionary

displace

vt dis·place \(ˈ)dis-ˈplās\
dis·placeddis·plac·ing

Medical Definition of DISPLACE

1
a :  to remove from the usual or proper place <in heterotopia the gray portions of the cord are displaced so that patches of gray matter are scattered among the bundles of white fibers—R. L. Cecil et al> b :  to shift (an emotion or behavior) from a maladaptive or unacceptable object or form of outlet to a more adaptive or acceptable one <displace punishable behavior by directing it towards things that cannot punish—B. F. Skinner>
2
:  to set free from chemical combination by taking the place of <zinc displaces the hydrogen of dilute acids>
3
:  to subject to percolation
April 18, 2015
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to veil, ripple, or meander
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