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[dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt] /ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disarticulated, disarticulating.
to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.
Origin of disarticulate
1820-30; dis-1 + articulate
Related forms
disarticulation, noun
disarticulator, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for disarticulate
Historical Examples
  • Whenever it is possible, cut the bone through its continuity rather than disarticulate.

  • Pray, never mind me at all, gentlemen—I'll listen blandly whilst I disarticulate this beautiful bird.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for disarticulate


to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
Derived Forms
disarticulation, noun
disarticulator, noun
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Word Origin and History for disarticulate

early 15c.; see dis- + articulate (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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