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disintegrate

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verb dis·in·te·grate \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt\

Simple Definition of disintegrate

  • : to break apart into many small parts or pieces

Full Definition of disintegrate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break or decompose into constituent elements, parts, or small particles

  3. 2 :  to destroy the unity or integrity of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to break or separate into constituent elements or parts

  6. 2 :  to lose unity or integrity by or as if by breaking into parts

  7. 3 :  to undergo a change in composition <an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity>

dis·in·te·gra·tion play \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən\ noun
dis·in·te·gra·tive play \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv\ adjective
dis·in·te·gra·tor play \-ˌgrā-tər\ noun

Examples of disintegrate

  1. The paper will disintegrate if it gets wet.

  2. The laser can disintegrate most kinds of rock.



1796

First Known Use of disintegrate

1796

Rhymes with disintegrate

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Medical Dictionary

disintegrate

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verb dis·in·te·grate \(ˈ)dis-ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt\

Medical Definition of disintegrate

dis·in·te·grat·eddis·in·te·grat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to break or decompose into constituent elements, parts, or small particles

  3. intransitive verb

  4. 1:  to break or separate into constituent elements or parts

  5. 2:  to undergo a change in composition <an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity>

  6. dis·in·te·gra·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-shən\play noun





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