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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

luxate

\LUHK-seyt\ , verb;
1.
To put out of joint; dislocate.
Quotes:
When I began to luxate the tooth I heard a crack.
-- Nathan Jorgenson, A Crooked Number
But at the same time he thinks, that the reduced bone will not remain in it's [sic] place, but luxate itself again, and fall back into the new-formed articulation, which it has formed to itself.
-- Royal Society of London, The Philosophical Transactions and Collections
Origin:
Luxate is not related to any word for "light." Rather, it is from the Greek word for "oblique," which was loxós.
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