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dis·in·te·grate

disintegrate

 
pronunciation:
dihs In t greIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: disintegrates, disintegrating, disintegrated
definition 1: to come apart; break down into parts or pieces.
Most meteors disintegrate when they enter Earth's atmosphere.
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synonyms:
break, crumble, dissolve, shatter
antonyms:
unite
similar words:
decompose, disperse, scatter
definition 2: to break down into parts or pieces.
Acid from the battery disintegrated the tips of my gloves.
synonyms:
shatter
antonyms:
integrate, unite
similar words:
crumble, destroy, disperse
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derivations: disintegrative (adj.), disintegration (n.), disintegrator (n.)
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