Definition of disintegrate
- The lies disintegrated their marriage.
- The iron hinges were disintegrateing into dust.
- The relationship started to disintegrate.
- an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity
The paper will disintegrate if it gets wet.
The laser can disintegrate most kinds of rock.
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fall apart, go to seed (or run to seed);
: to break apart into many small parts or pieces
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