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disintegrate (v.)

1796, transitive, "separate into component parts, destroy the cohesion of," originally in geology, from dis- "do the opposite of" + integrate (v.). Intransitive sense, "to break apart, separate into its component parts," is by 1851. Related: Disintegrated; disintegrating.

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Definitions of disintegrate

disintegrate (v.)
break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity;
The material disintegrated
the group disintegrated after the leader died
disintegrate (v.)
cause to undergo fission or lose particles;
disintegrate (v.)
lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current;
the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process
Synonyms: decay / decompose
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