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dis·place

vt-placed  -plac*ing  1 a  :  to remove from the usual or proper place <in heterotopia the gray portions of the cord are displaced so that patches of gray matter are scattered among the bundles of white fibers -R. L. Cecil et al>   b  :  to shift (an emotion or behavior) from a maladaptive or unacceptable object or form of outlet to a more adaptive or acceptable one < punishable behavior by directing it towards things that cannot punish -B. F. Skinner>   2  :  to set free from chemical combination by taking the place of <zinc s the hydrogen of dilute acids>   3  :  to subject to percolation .
 
 

 
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