disgregate

[dis-gri-geyt]

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

to separate; disintegrate; scatter.

Nearby words

  1. disgorger,
  2. disgrace,
  3. disgraced,
  4. disgraceful,
  5. disgracefully,
  6. disgruntle,
  7. disgruntled,
  8. disguise,
  9. disgust,
  10. disgusted

Origin of disgregate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin disgregātus separated (past participle of disgregāre), equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + greg(āre) to assemble, collect, derivative of greg- (stem of grēx) flock, herd, crowd + -ātus -ate1

Related formsdis·gre·ga·tion, noun

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