[ dis-ag-ri-geyt ]
/ dɪsˈæg rɪˌgeɪt /

verb (used with object), dis·ag·gre·gat·ed, dis·ag·gre·gat·ing.

to separate (an aggregate or mass) into its component parts.

verb (used without object), dis·ag·gre·gat·ed, dis·ag·gre·gat·ing.

to become separated from an aggregate or mass.

Origin of disaggregate

First recorded in 1820–30; dis-1 + aggregate

Related forms

dis·ag·gre·ga·tion, noundis·ag·gre·ga·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for disaggregation

  • If they had souls, the souls would be spiritual, they would not be susceptible to disaggregation and would be immortal.

  • Is it possible to consider this extraordinary faculty as a disaggregation?

British Dictionary definitions for disaggregation


/ (dɪsˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪt) /


to separate from a group or mass
to divide into parts

Derived Forms

disaggregation, noun
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Medicine definitions for disaggregation


[ dĭs-ăg′rĭ-gāshən ]


A breaking up into component parts.
An inability to coordinate various sensations and a failure to observe their mutual relations.

Related forms

dis•aggre•gate′ v.
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