Definition of unjoint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈjoint/


[with object] rare
Separate or dislocate the joints of.
Example sentences
  • The branchial basket was braced against the body wall and unjointed, as in lampreys.
  • Surgery on his left shoulder involved unjointing it and inserting a pin, leaving him with only partial use of that arm.
  • The way it was injured made it necessary for me to unjoint the bone from my foot, too, but I did it, and there was considerable satisfaction in having performed my own surgical operation.

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Syllabification: un·joint

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