Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put out of joint; dislocate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dislocate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Luxated.
  • transitive v. To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to put out of joint; to dislocate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To displace or remove from its proper place, as a joint; put out of joint; dislocate.

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

  • v. move out of position

Etymologies

Latin luxāre, luxāt-, from luxus, dislocated.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin luxō (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All these ligaments being divided, as well as the internal and external, depress the metacarpus, and luxate the bones; finish cutting the fibrous bands which retain the joint, and also the palmar ligaments; and, then, gliding the knife under the palmar surface of the bones, cut a suitable flap from it.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

  • -- Make an incision along its radial border, extending half an inch beyond each articulation; cautiously detach the skin and tendon from its dorsal surface and the muscles from its palmar face; have the edges held well apart and carry the knife through the upper articulation; then luxate the bone outwards and pass the knife completely along its inner surface; and finally carry the knife through its lower articulation.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

  • After this is done luxate the wrist, pass the knife behind it and cut a flap from the anterior surface, one

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

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