from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate at the joints; disjoint.
- intransitive v. To become disjointed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to disjoint
- v. to amputate a limb at a joint without cutting the bone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To sunder; to separate, as joints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide, separate, or sunder the joints of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. separate at the joints
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Frankenstein all disarticulate phantasy from creative writing.
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.
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.
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 ...
The body will disarticulate and believe it or not, animals will get at them and pull them apart.
"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"
… 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.
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.
In very many grasses the rachis is continuous, but in a few cases it consists of internodes or joints which disarticulate at maturity.
Certain of the Dyak tribes expose their dead in trees, some burn them, while still others bury them until the flesh has disappeared, when they exhume the skeletons, disarticulate them, and seal the bones in the huge jars of Chinese porcelain which are a Dyak's most prized possession.