disintegrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Recorded since 1785, dis- +‎ integrate

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɪntɪɡɹeɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

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.
    1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.

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Verb[edit]

disintegrate

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

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disintegrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of disintegrato