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tr.v. lux·at·ed, lux·at·ing, lux·ates
To put out of joint; dislocate.
[Latin luxāre, luxāt-, from luxus, dislocated.]
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(Pathology) (tr) pathol to put (a shoulder, knee, etc) out of joint; dislocate
[C17: from Latin luxāre to displace, from luxus dislocated; related to Greek loxos oblique]
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v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to put out of joint; dislocate: The accident luxated the left shoulder.
[1615–25; < Latin luxātus, past participle of luxāre to put out of joint, derivative of luxus dislocated]
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Past participle: luxated
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|Verb||1.||luxate - move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"|
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