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dislocate

dis·lo·cate

dislocate

pronunciation:
dIs l keIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dislocated, dislocates, dislocating
definition: to put out of proper place.
The football player dislocated his knee and had to sit out of the game.
Word Parts
The word dislocate contains the following parts:
loc Latin root that means place
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).