disintegrate

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded since 1785, dis- +‎ integrate

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɪntɪɡɹeɪt/
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disintegrate (third-person singular simple present disintegrates, present participle disintegrating, simple past and past participle disintegrated)

  1. (transitive) To undo the integrity of, break into parts.
    • 1784, Richard Kirwan, Elements of Mineralogy
      Marlites [] are not disintegrated by exposure to the atmosphere, at least in six years.
  2. (intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.
  3. (science fiction, transitive) To cause to break up into infinitesimal parts through the use of a disintegrator.
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Disintegration Machine[1]:
      There is a Latvian gentleman named Theodore Nemor living at White Friars Mansions, Hampstead, who claims to have invented a machine of a most extraordinary character which is capable of disintegrating any object placed within its sphere of influence.

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disintegrate

  1. inflection of disintegrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of disintegrato