Simple Definition of disintegrate
: to break apart into many small parts or pieces
Full Definition of disintegrate
1 : to break or decompose into constituent elements, parts, or small particles
2 : to destroy the unity or integrity of
1 : to break or separate into constituent elements or parts
2 : to lose unity or integrity by or as if by breaking into parts
3 : to undergo a change in composition <an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity>
disintegrationplay \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən\ noun
disintegrativeplay \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv\ adjective
disintegratorplay \-ˌgrā-tər\ noun
Examples of disintegrate in a sentence
The paper will disintegrate if it gets wet.
The laser can disintegrate most kinds of rock.
First Known Use of disintegrate
DISINTEGRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of disintegrate for Students
: to separate or break up into small parts or pieces
Medical Definition of disintegrate
transitive verb: to break or decompose into constituent elements, parts, or small particles
intransitive verb: to break or separate into constituent elements or parts
2: to undergo a change in composition <an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity>
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