HyperDic: disintegration

English > 5 senses of the word disintegration:
NOUNstatedisintegration, decompositionin a decomposed state
statedisintegrationa loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
processdisintegration, dissolutionseparation into component parts
processdisintegration, decay, radioactive decaythe spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
eventdisintegration, annihilationtotal destruction
disintegration > pronunciation
Soundsdihsih.nahgrey'shahn; dihsih.ntahgrey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > disintegration: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningIn a decomposed state.
Synonymdecomposition
NarrowerfragmentationThe disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
BroaderdecayAn inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
Spanishdescomposición
Catalandescomposició
Verbsdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
English > disintegration: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system.
Example"a disintegration of personality"
Broaderdisability, disablement, handicap, impairmentThe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
English > disintegration: 5 senses > noun 3, process
Meaningseparation into component parts.
Synonymdissolution
NarrowerfibrinolysisA normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots
lysis(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishdesintegración, disolución
Catalandesintegració
Verbsdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
English > disintegration: 5 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningThe spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation.
Synonymsdecay, radioactive decay
Narroweralpha decayradioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle
beta decayradioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle
Broadernuclear reaction(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
Spanishradiactividad
Catalanradioactivitat
Verbsdisintegratelose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
disintegratecause to undergo fission or lose particles
English > disintegration: 5 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningTotal destruction.
Synonymannihilation
Narrowerextinction, exterminationcomplete annihilation
Broaderdestruction, demolition, wipeoutAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
Spanishaniquilación, aniquilamiento, arrasamiento, desintegración
Catalananihilació, anorreament

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