Disintegrate
Disintegrate Dis*in"te*grate, v. i. To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates. [1913 Webster]

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  • Disintegrate — Dis*in te*grate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disintegrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disintegrating}.] [L. dis + integratus, p. p. of integrare to renew, repair, fr. integer entire, whole. See {Integer}.] To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disintegrate — I verb break up, crumble, decay, decompose, diffuse, disband, disperse, dissolve, disunite, fall to pieces, fragment, shatter, split up II index break (separate), decay, degenerate, destroy ( …   Law dictionary

  • disintegrate — 1796, from DIS (Cf. dis ) do the opposite of + INTEGRATE (Cf. integrate). Related: Disintegrated; disintegrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • disintegrate — crumble, decompose, *decay, rot, putrefy, spoil Analogous words: deliquesce (see LIQUEFY): *scatter, disperse, dissipate: break down, resolve, *analyze, dissect Antonyms: integrate Contrasted words: articulate, concatenate (see INTEGRATE): fuse,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disintegrate — [v] fall apart; reduce to pieces atomize, break apart, break down, break up, come apart, crumble, decay, decline, decompose, degenerate, deliquesce, descend, detach, dilapidate, disband, disconnect, disimprove, dismantle, disorganize, disperse,… …   New thesaurus

  • disintegrate — ► VERB 1) break up into small parts as a result of impact or decay. 2) lose strength or cohesion. DERIVATIVES disintegrative adjective disintegrator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disintegrate — [dis in′tə grāt΄] vt., vi. disintegrated, disintegrating 1. to separate into parts or fragments; break up; disunite 2. to undergo or cause to undergo a nuclear transformation as a result of radioactive decay or a nuclear reaction SYN. DECAY… …   English World dictionary

  • disintegrate — 01. Her marriage [disintegrated] soon after she found out that her husband had gotten another woman pregnant. 02. Human nails and hair do not grow after death; they are simply the last part of the body to [disintegrate]. 03. The rocket ship… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • disintegrate — UK [dɪsˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms disintegrate : present tense I/you/we/they disintegrate he/she/it disintegrates present participle disintegrating past tense disintegrated past participle disintegrated 1) to be completely… …   English dictionary

  • disintegrate — verb ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ The plane completely disintegrated on impact. ▪ quickly, rapidly ▪ slowly ▪ The social fabric of this country is slowly di …   Collocations dictionary

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