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dis·place

 (dĭs-plās′)
tr.v. dis·placed, dis·plac·ing, dis·plac·es
1.
a. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position: Wasn't the net displaced before the puck went in?
b. To force to leave a place of residence: The conflict displaced thousands of people.
2. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence: millions of refugees who were displaced by the war.
3. Chemistry To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
4. Physics To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid): a boat that displaces 1,000 cubic meters of water.
5. To take the place of; supplant: when coal displaced wood as the dominant energy source.
6. To discharge from a job, office, or position.

dis·place′a·ble adj.
dis·plac′er n.

displaced

(dɪsˈpleɪst)
adj
1. (of a worker) removed from office or employment
2. (of a resident of an area) forced to moved away from that area
Translations

displaced

[dɪsˈpleɪst] ADJ displaced persondesplazado/a m/f

displaced

[dɪsˈpleɪst] adj [worker, resident] → déplacé(e) displaced persondisplaced person npersonne f déplacée

displaced

:
displaced emotion
nverlagertes Gefühl
displaced person
nVertriebene(r) mf

displaced

a. desplazado-a; dislocado-a;
v.
to be ___estar fuera de lugar, estar___ [bone, joint] estar dislocado-a.

displaced

adj desplazado
References in classic literature ?
As therefore, in the other imitative arts, the imitation is one when the object imitated is one, so the plot, being an imitation of an action, must imitate one action and that a whole, the structural union of the parts being such that, if any one of them is displaced or removed, the whole will be disjointed and disturbed.
For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.
The displaced lids and open doors showed heaps of sullen grey ashes.
They won't meddle with persons who touch nothing,' he remarked, putting the bottle before me, and restoring the displaced table.
Anderson's ball--for it was Job that shot him first-- had broken his shoulder-blade and touched the lung, not badly; the second had only torn and displaced some muscles in the calf.
The whole of the earth displaced by this process, being of a different color from that an the surface, is handed up in a vessel, and heaped into a skin or cloth, in which it is conveyed to the stream and thrown into the midst of the current, that it may be entirely carried off.
A single moment's vigilance relaxed, a blanket displaced, a dose of brandy forgotten, and Trent might have walked this life a multi-millionaire, a peer, a little god amongst his fellows, freed for ever from all anxiety.
In crossing bad parts, where the logs had been displaced, they skipped from one to the other, almost with the quickness and certainty of a dog.
This effect, which was rendered conspicuous by the fresh fractures and displaced soil, must be confined to near the surface, for otherwise there would not exist a block of solid rock throughout Chile; nor is this improbable, as it is known that the surface of a vibrating body is affected differently from the central part.
He was quiet and attentive; watched the opening proceedings with a grave interest; and stood with his hands resting on the slab of wood before him, so composedly, that they had not displaced a leaf of the herbs with which it was strewn.
Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
Little did she understand human nature, for the nouveaux riches, who are as certain to succeed an old and displaced class of superiors, as hungry flies to follow flies with full bellies, would have been much more apt to run into extravagance and folly, than persons always accustomed to money, and who did not depend on its exhibition for their importance.