disintegrate

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

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>

disintegration

play \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən\ noun

disintegrative

play \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv\ adjective

disintegrator

play \-ˌgrā-tər\ noun

Examples of disintegrate in a sentence

  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


DISINTEGRATE Defined for English Language Learners

disintegrate

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

Definition of disintegrate for English Language Learners

  • : to break apart into many small parts or pieces


DISINTEGRATE Defined for Kids

disintegrate

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verb dis·in·te·grate \dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt\

Definition of disintegrate for Students

disintegrated

disintegrating

  1. :  to separate or break up into small parts or pieces


Medical Dictionary

disintegrate

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

Medical Definition of disintegrate

disintegrated

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disintegrating

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to break or separate into constituent elements or parts

  6. 2:  to undergo a change in composition <an atomic nucleus that disintegrates because of radioactivity>

disintegration

\(ˌ)dis-ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-shən\play noun


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