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disintegrate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disintegrate  \Dis*in"te*grate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Disintegrated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disintegrating}.]  [L.  dis- 
  +  integratus  p.  p.  of  integrare  to  renew,  repair,  fr 
  integer  entire,  whole.  See  {Integer}.] 
  To  separate  into  integrant  parts  to  reduce  to  fragments  or 
  to  powder;  to  break  up  or  cause  to  fall  to  pieces,  as  a 
  rock,  by  blows  of  a  hammer,  frost,  rain,  and  other  mechanical 
  or  atmospheric  influences. 
 
  Marlites  are  not  disintegrated  by  exposure  to  the 
  atmosphere,  at  least  in  six  years.  --Kirwan. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disintegrate  \Dis*in"te*grate\,  v.  i. 
  To  decompose  into  integrant  parts  as  chalk  rapidly 
  disintegrates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disintegrate 
  v  1:  break  into  parts  or  components;  "The  material  disintegrated" 
  [ant:  {integrate}] 
  2:  lose  a  stored  charge,  magnetic  flux,  or  current;  of 
  particles  [syn:  {decay},  {decompose}] 




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