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Pronunciation:  dis'intu`greyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
  2. [v]  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; as of particles in nuclear fission
  3. [v]  cause to undergo fission or lose particles, in physics

DISINTEGRATE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: decay, decompose
 Antonyms: incorporate, integrate
 See Also: alter, break apart, break up, change, change integrity, crash, crumble, dissolve, fall apart, powderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverize, run, unravel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          Marlites are not disintegrated by exposure to the
          atmosphere, at least in six years.       --Kirwan.
  2. \Dis*in"te*grate\, v. i.
    To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly
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