- to decay.
- (of a nucleus) to change into one or more different nuclei after being bombarded by high-energy particles, as alpha particles or gamma rays.
synonym study for disintegrate
OTHER WORDS FROM disintegratedis·in·te·gra·ble [dis-in-tuh-gruh-buhl], /dɪsˈɪn tə grə bəl/, adjectivedis·in·te·gra·tive, dis·in·te·gra·to·ry [dis-in-tuh-gruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -grey-tuh-ree], /dɪsˈɪn tə grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˌgreɪ tə ri/, adjectivedis·in·te·gra·tor, nounnon·dis·in·te·grat·ing, adjective
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How to use disintegrate in a sentence
Cassie remains fixated on Alex, contributing to her disintegrating emotional state.
Dripping sweat post-run, I often stand holding the cup, watching the disintegrating tablet float to the surface of my cold filtered water in anticipation of that first, most satisfying hit.
It went from almost disintegrating—two months into my time at Google, my co-lead, Meg Mitchell, was going to quit.“I started crying”: Inside Timnit Gebru’s last days at Google—and what happens next|Karen Hao|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Just the year before, a plane flown by British pilot Geoffrey de Havilland had disintegrated in the attempt.Chuck Yeager has died at 97, but the legacy of his record-breaking flight lives on|Rob Verger|December 8, 2020|Popular-Science
The typical meteoroid is no larger than a grain of sand, but it travels so fast that it energizes electrons both in its own atoms as it disintegrates and in atmospheric atoms and molecules.December’s stunning Geminid meteor shower is born from a humble asteroid|Ken Croswell|December 2, 2020|Science News
At this point Marvin gives his Liberty Valance smile, the kind that makes you wish you could disintegrate in front of him.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If life has left Mandela, does this mean we will disintegrate, too?
The thriving democracy conjured up by prophets of unification can quickly disintegrate into tribal war.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All of our hard work began to disintegrate in an instant, based on a decision the Marines and I had no input on whatsoever.
Do we have a plan B if the Afghan Army starts to disintegrate?Obama and Romney Must Address the Pakistan Problem|Bruce Riedel|October 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the formation began to disintegrate as the weaker ones dropped behind, and no attempt was made to keep it.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
Then the mass began to disintegrate, and savages staggered back and fell dead, or suffering from terrible wounds.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
It seems that an atom of radium does actually disintegrate, and by disintegrating give out energy.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Starting toward North Carolina it continued to disintegrate, and reached the southern line of that State not over 6000 strong.Was General Thomas Slow at Nashville?|Henry V. Boynton
If cohesion ceased to be, then everything would fall to powder and would disintegrate.Spirit and Music|H. Ernest Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for disintegrate
- to induce or undergo nuclear fission, as by bombardment with fast particles
- another word for decay (def. 3)