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[dis-loj] /dɪsˈlɒdʒ/
verb (used with object), dislodged, dislodging.
to remove or force out of a particular place:
to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.
verb (used without object), dislodged, dislodging.
to go from a place of lodgment.
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Related forms
dislodgment; especially British, dislodgement, noun
undislodged, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dislodged
  • At this home within the nuclear zone the earthquake dislodged and shattered a portrait of a family member.
  • Right in the heart of the city they seized a half-built high-rise building from which they could not easily be dislodged.
  • In some cases locals are being dislodged to remote villages.
  • Despite the ferocity of the present onslaught, they do not appear to have been dislodged.
  • The reactors did not fail or topple or become dislodged because of the earthquake or tsunami.
  • Axons, which relay information from cell to cell, are dislodged from their normal positions.
  • The seals around your windows must be in good condition, and check that there are no dislodged or damaged shingles on your roof.
  • Once an airplane begins to pressurize, the pressure around the seals around the door prevent the door from become dislodged.
  • Gently he dislodged plates of ice and lifted them aside.
  • If the debris got dislodged or slipped he/she would rearrange it and resume the behaviour.
British Dictionary definitions for dislodged


to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Forms
dislodgment, dislodgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for dislodged



c.1400, from Old French deslogier "to leave or cause to leave a lodging place; expel, drive away," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + logier (see lodge (v.)). Related: Dislodged; dislodging.

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