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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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