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disintegrate

dis·in·te·grate

disintegrate

 
pronunciation:
dihs In t greIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: disintegrated, disintegrates, disintegrating
definition 1: to come apart; break down into component parts or fragments.
The old plaster on the walls was slowly disintegrating.The experimental rocket disintegrated soon after its launch into space.The suspect's story disintegrated under the questioning of the police.
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synonyms:
break, crumble, dissolve, shatter
antonyms:
unite
similar words:
decompose, disband, disperse, molder, scatter
definition 2: to decay or be transformed, as an atomic nucleus bombarded by high-energy particles.
similar words:
decompose
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to break down or reduce to component parts; destroy.
synonyms:
decompose, dissolve, molder, shatter
antonyms:
integrate, unite
similar words:
crumble, destroy, disband, disperse
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derivations: disintegrative (adj.), disintegration (n.), disintegrator (n.)
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