HyperDic: disintegrate

English > 3 senses of the word disintegrate:
VERBchangedisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
changedisintegratecause to undergo fission or lose particles
changedisintegrate, decay, decomposelose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
disintegrate > pronunciation
Soundsdihsih'ntahgrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > disintegrate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningbreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The material disintegrated"
  • "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
Narrowercrash, break up, break apartbreak violently or noisily
crumble, fall apartbreak or fall apart into fragments
digestsoften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
dissolvePass into a solution
powderize, powderise, powder, pulverize, pulverisemake into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
powderize, pulverize, pulverise, powderiseBecome powder or dust
run, unravelBecome undone
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Oppositeintegrate, incorporatemake into a whole or make part of a whole
Spanishdesintegrarse, desintegrar, disgregar
Catalandesintegrar-se, desintegrar
Adjectivesdisintegrativetending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
Nounsdisintegrationseparation into component parts
disintegrationin a decomposed state
English > disintegrate: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCause to undergo fission or lose particles.
PatternSomething ----s something
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar todisintegrate, decay, decomposeLose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
Spanishdesintegrar
Catalandesintegrar
Adjectivesdisintegrativetending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
Nounsdisintegrationthe spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
English > disintegrate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningLose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
Synonymsdecay, decompose
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Similar todisintegrateCause to undergo fission or lose particles
Spanishdescomponerse, desintegrarse, deteriorarse, pudrirse
Catalandescompondre's, desintegrar-se, deteriorar-se, podrir-se
Nounsdisintegrationthe spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

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