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dis‧place [transitive]
1 to take the place or position of something or someone [= replace]:
Coal has been displaced by natural gas as a major source of energy.
immigrants who displace US workers in the job market
2PG to make a group of people or animals have to leave the place where they normally live:
Fifty thousand people have been displaced by the fighting.
3 to force something out of its usual place or position:
The water displaced by the landslides created a tidal wave.
displaced adjective

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