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

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Other Words from disarticulate

disarticulation \ ˌdis-​är-​ˌti-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce disarticulation (audio) \ noun

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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, "Oldest Cancer Case in Central America Discovered," 30 May 2017 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, "Oldest Cancer Case In Central America Discovered," 30 May 2017 Dependency theorists have often used the words distorted or disarticulated or deformed to describe dependent economies. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "The literally underground economy," 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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