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disarticulate (adj.)

"divided into parts," early 15c.; see dis- + articulate (adj.). Perhaps based on Medieval Latin dearticulatus.

disarticulate (v.)

1808, transitive, "undo the articulation of, separate joint from joint;" see dis- "reverse, opposite of" + articulate (v.). Intransitive sense of "become separated, lose articulation" is by 1830. Related: Disarticulated; disarticulating.

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