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v. dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing, dis·ar·tic·u·lates
To separate at the joints; disjoint.
To become disjointed.

dis′ar·tic′u·la′tion n.
dis′ar·tic′u·la′tor n.
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a. desarticulado-a, dislocado-a, rel. a un hueso separado de la articulación.
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A whole new world emerged with distorted and disarticulated human figures; often with missing limbs and altered facial characteristics, and sometimes all merged into each other, creating convoluted multi-layered images.
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The foot was 'disarticulated', which is a natural way for it to come away from a body with no trauma to the foot.
The foot was 'disarticulated',' which is a natural way for it to come away from a body with no trauma to the foot.
These disarticulated human remains are known as charnel (hence charnel house) and the most recognisable elements are skulls.
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Archaeologists look at human bodies during the Neolithic period from such perspectives as both permeable and partible: exploring the body world of Early Neolithic southern Britain, life on the frontier: stress in early farming communities, articulating the disarticulated: human remains from the Early Neolithic of the eastern Fertile Crescent (eastern Iraq and western Iran), and stone bodies between social constructions and ontology: the Copper Age statues-menhirs from the central Alps.
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The law-enforcement agency described the foot as "disarticulated" -- that is to say, disconnected from the human body to which it had belonged.
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