Dis·joint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disjointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disjointing.]
1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.
Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame,
But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? --Prior.
2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice.
Some half-ruined wall
Disjointed and about to fall. --Longfellow.
3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
Dis·joint·ed, a. Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. -- Dis*joint*ed*ly, adv. -- Dis*joint*ed*ness, n.
adj 1: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of
instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the
world"; "disconnected fragments of a story";
"scattered thoughts" [syn: confused, disconnected,
disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]
2: taken apart at the joints; "a disjointed fowl"
3: separated at the joint; "a dislocated knee"; "a separated
shoulder" [syn: dislocated, separated]