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dis·ar·tic·u·late

 (dĭs′är-tĭk′yə-lāt′)
v. dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing, dis·ar·tic·u·lates
v.tr.
To separate at the joints; disjoint.
v.intr.
To become disjointed.

dis′ar·tic′u·la′tion n.
dis′ar·tic′u·la′tor n.

disarticulate

(ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Medicine) to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
ˌdisarˌticuˈlation n
ˌdisarˈticuˌlator n

dis•ar•tic•u•late

(ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to disjoint.
v.i.
2. to become disjointed, as the bones of a body.
[1820–30]
dis`ar•tic`u•la′tion, n.

disarticulate


Past participle: disarticulated
Gerund: disarticulating

Imperative
disarticulate
disarticulate
Present
I disarticulate
you disarticulate
he/she/it disarticulates
we disarticulate
you disarticulate
they disarticulate
Preterite
I disarticulated
you disarticulated
he/she/it disarticulated
we disarticulated
you disarticulated
they disarticulated
Present Continuous
I am disarticulating
you are disarticulating
he/she/it is disarticulating
we are disarticulating
you are disarticulating
they are disarticulating
Present Perfect
I have disarticulated
you have disarticulated
he/she/it has disarticulated
we have disarticulated
you have disarticulated
they have disarticulated
Past Continuous
I was disarticulating
you were disarticulating
he/she/it was disarticulating
we were disarticulating
you were disarticulating
they were disarticulating
Past Perfect
I had disarticulated
you had disarticulated
he/she/it had disarticulated
we had disarticulated
you had disarticulated
they had disarticulated
Future
I will disarticulate
you will disarticulate
he/she/it will disarticulate
we will disarticulate
you will disarticulate
they will disarticulate
Future Perfect
I will have disarticulated
you will have disarticulated
he/she/it will have disarticulated
we will have disarticulated
you will have disarticulated
they will have disarticulated
Future Continuous
I will be disarticulating
you will be disarticulating
he/she/it will be disarticulating
we will be disarticulating
you will be disarticulating
they will be disarticulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disarticulating
you have been disarticulating
he/she/it has been disarticulating
we have been disarticulating
you have been disarticulating
they have been disarticulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disarticulating
you will have been disarticulating
he/she/it will have been disarticulating
we will have been disarticulating
you will have been disarticulating
they will have been disarticulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disarticulating
you had been disarticulating
he/she/it had been disarticulating
we had been disarticulating
you had been disarticulating
they had been disarticulating
Conditional
I would disarticulate
you would disarticulate
he/she/it would disarticulate
we would disarticulate
you would disarticulate
they would disarticulate
Past Conditional
I would have disarticulated
you would have disarticulated
he/she/it would have disarticulated
we would have disarticulated
you would have disarticulated
they would have disarticulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disarticulate - separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking it"
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
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