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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 ?
She ran vaguely on in the direction of the reservoir, with her father's injunction still in her mind, until a terrible idea displaced it, and she turned at right angles suddenly, and ran towards the slope leading down to the submerged flat.
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 families had all been of different nationalities--there had been a representative of several races that had displaced each other in the stockyards.
It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.
Again I looked at the face; which was no longer turned from me--on the contrary, the bonnet was doffed, the bandage displaced, the head advanced.
They won't meddle with persons who touch nothing,' he remarked, putting the bottle before me, and restoring the displaced table.
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.
Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.
The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be.
The road to Lyvern lay through acres of pasture land, formerly arable, now abandoned to cattle, which made more money for the landlord than the men whom they had displaced.
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.
These accurate instruments, it believed, could never be displaced by such a scientific oddity as the telephone.