Definition of Disintegrate

1. Verb. Break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity. "The group disintegrated after the leader died"




2. Verb. Cause to undergo fission or lose particles.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Decay, Decompose
Derivative terms: Disintegration, Disintegrative

3. Verb. Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current. "The particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
Exact synonyms: Decay, Decompose
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity
Derivative terms: Decay, Decay, Disintegration

Definition of Disintegrate

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates.

Definition of Disintegrate

1. Verb. (transitive) To undo the integrity of, break into parts. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To fall apart, break up into one's parts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disintegrate

1. [v -GRATED, -GRATING, -GRATES]

Medical Definition of Disintegrate

1. 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) Origin: L. Dis- + integratus, p. P. Of integrare to renew, repair, fr. Integer entire, whole. See Integer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disintegrate

disinhibitory
disinhibits
disinhume
disinhumed
disinhumes
disinhuming
disinsection
disinsectization
disinsure
disinsured
disinsures
disinsuring
disintegrable
disintegrant
disintegrants
disintegrate
disintegrated
disintegrates
disintegrating
disintegrating link
disintegrating links
disintegration
disintegration constant
disintegration energy
disintegrations
disintegrative
disintegrator
disintegrators
disintegrin
disintegrins

Literary usage of Disintegrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"Then this, too, will disintegrate, and chaos may again claim every THE MIDDLE LAKE, ... disintegrate ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"Then this, too, will disintegrate, and chaos may again claim every THK MIDDLE LAKE, KILLARNEY. grain and crystal of the stone. But in the universe there is ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"Then this, too, will disintegrate, and chaos may again claim every THK MIDDLE LAKE, ... disintegrate ..."

4. A Text-book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1899)
"... and intense icterus appears from the t'ur- mation of excess of bile pigment from the haemoglobin of the disintegrate«! corpuscles. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Disintegrate on Dictionary.com!Search for Disintegrate on Thesaurus.com!Search for Disintegrate on Google!Search for Disintegrate on Wikipedia!

Search