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 fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences. [1913 Webster]

Marlites are not disintegrated by exposure to the atmosphere, at least in six years. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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