disarticulate

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

Definition of disarticulate

intransitive verb

: to become disjointed

Other Words from disarticulate

disarticulation \ ˌdis-​är-​ˌti-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce disarticulate (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of disarticulate

1808, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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“Disarticulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disarticulate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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