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English verb: disintegrate

1. disintegrate (change) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

SamplesThe material disintegrated.
The group disintegrated after the leader died.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)break apart, break up, crash, crumble, digest, dissolve, fall apart, powder, powderise, powderise, powderize, powderize, pulverise, pulverise, pulverize, pulverize, run, unravel

Antonymsincorporate, integrate

2. disintegrate (change) cause to undergo fission or lose particles

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupdecay, decompose, disintegrate

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. disintegrate (change) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

SamplesThe particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process.

Synonymsdecay, decompose

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Verb groupdisintegrate

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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