dis·​ar·​tic·​u·​late ˌdis-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce disarticulate (audio)
disarticulated; disarticulating; disarticulates

intransitive verb

: to become disjointed
disarticulation noun

Examples of disarticulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only two sets of human remains were uncovered at the burial site (though Linares also wrote that other disarticulated human bones were found throughout the refuse). Jackson Landers, Smithsonian, 30 May 2017 Dependency theorists have often used the words distorted or disarticulated or deformed to describe dependent economies. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, 4 Dec. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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The first known use of disarticulate was in 1808

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“Disarticulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disarticulate. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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