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verb [transitive] displace pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈpleɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisplacing
past tensedisplaced
past participledisplaced
  1. 2
    to take the place of someone or something
    Investment in the nationalized industries has simply displaced private investment.
  2. 3
    to force something out of its position or space
    The device displaces the air inside the container.


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