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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. 




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