Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To separate at the joints; disjoint.
  • intransitive verb To become disjointed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To divide, separate, or sunder the joints of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To sunder; to separate, as joints.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to disjoint
  • verb to amputate a limb at a joint without cutting the bone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb separate at the joints

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Examples

  • The thousands of perfectly circular little dots that make up disarticulate abstraction up close, and articulate forms from afar, place Betts in a lineage of painters which includes Georges-Pierre Seurat, Paul Signac, Roy Lichtenstein, and Chuck Close.

    ArtScene: The Southwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

  • The thousands of perfectly circular little dots that make up disarticulate abstraction up close, and articulate forms from afar, place Betts in a lineage of painters which includes Georges-Pierre Seurat, Paul Signac, Roy Lichtenstein, and Chuck Close.

    ArtScene: The Southwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

  • Frankenstein all disarticulate phantasy from creative writing.

    Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality

  • To sum up, our strategy for defeating Islamic fascism should be to pre-emptively disarticulate connections between states and religion through military action, and install a new government that ensures personal freedoms that provide an attractive alternative to joining Sunni and Shi'a fundamentalist movements.

    Balkinization

  • To sum up, our strategy for defeating Islamic fascism should be to pre-emptively disarticulate connections between states and religion through military action, and install a new government that ensures personal freedoms that provide an attractive alternative to joining Sunni and Shi'a fundamentalist movements.

    Balkinization

  • To sum up, our strategy for defeating fascism should be to pre-emptively disarticulate connections between states and religion through military action, and install a new government ...

    Balkinization

  • The body will disarticulate and believe it or not, animals will get at them and pull them apart.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2008

  • "We must, in other words, disarticulate, mutilate the body" and hence enact "the material disarticulation not only of nature but of the body, … [which] moment marks the undoing of the aesthetic as a valid category"

    Thinking Singularity with Immanuel Kant and Paul de Man: Aesthetics, Epistemology, History and Politics

  • … We must, in other words, disarticulate, mutilate the body in a way that is much closer to Kleist than Winckelman, though close enough to the violent end that happened to befall both of them.

    Thinking Singularity with Immanuel Kant and Paul de Man: Aesthetics, Epistemology, History and Politics

  • Logically, this joint in the fore legs (not so in the pelvic limbs) should disarticulate in such manner that either all of the inhibitory apparatus (flexor tendons and suspensory ligament) must rupture or a lateral luxation is necessary.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

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