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Definitions for disintegrate
dɪsˈɪn təˌgreɪtdis·in·te·grate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disintegrateverb

    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

    "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

  2. disintegrateverb

    cause to undergo fission or lose particles

  3. disintegrate, decay, decomposeverb

    lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

    "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"


  1. disintegrateverb

    To undo the integrity of, break into parts.

  2. disintegrateverb

    To fall apart, break up into one's parts.

  3. Etymology: Recorded since 1785,


  1. disintegrate

    Disintegrate generally refers to the process of breaking down or decomposing into smaller parts or components, often in a way that it cannot easily be reassembled or put back together. It can apply to both physical and abstract entities, such as a solid object crumbling into dust or a team falling apart due to internal conflicts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disintegrateverb

    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

  2. Disintegrateverb

    to decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates

  3. Etymology: [L. dis- + integratus, p. p. of integrare to renew, repair, fr. integer entire, whole. See Integer.]


  1. Disintegrate

    Disintegrate is the third and final studio album by Norwegian blackened death metal band Zyklon. It was released on 15 May 2006 to great critical acclaim. Clocking at 45:06, Disintegrate is Zyklon's longest album, and was recorded in November - December 2005 at the "Akkerhaugen Lydstudio", in Norway.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disintegrate

    dis-in′te-grāt, or diz-, v.t. to separate into integrant parts: to break up.—adjs. Disin′tegrable, Disin′tegrative.—ns. Disintegrā′tion; Disin′tegrator, a machine for crushing or pulverising oil-cake, mineral ores, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disintegrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disintegrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disintegrate in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe:

    It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    No normal man ever fell in love after thirty when the kidneys begin to disintegrate.

  3. Arturo Merino Núñez:

    From what we have found and given the context, the truth is that the plane suffered a complete collapse that caused it to disintegrate, either in the sea or in the air.

  4. Brandon Fisher:

    We’re taking over 2,000 prayer flags that have been dedicated over the last 5 years in honor of cancer patients locally in the United States to the base camp of Mt. Everest where we ’ll leave them to slowly disintegrate over time, tibetan’s believe if youhang them in the mountain high winds those winds will beat at them and the little threads [ that ] start to unravel from these flags are supposed to be a representation of strength, hope and wellbeing.

  5. Kaleo Paik:

    The Western tradition of full burial took away the process of infusing the land with Hawaiian elders, the whole purpose of the practice is to have these elders disintegrate naturally into our land.

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  • разлагам, разлагам се, разпадам сеBulgarian
  • auflösen, desintegrieren, zerfallenGerman
  • desintegrar, disgregarSpanish
  • hajottaa, hajotaFinnish
  • désintégrerFrench
  • díscaoilIrish
  • desintegreren, ontbinden, opbreken, uiteenvallenDutch
  • rozpadać się, rozpaść sięPolish
  • dezintegra, dezagregaRomanian
  • разложить, разлагаться, разложиться, разлагатьRussian
  • sönderfallaSwedish
  • דיסינטאַגרייטYiddish

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