disintegrate disintegrate  /dɪs ˈɪn tə ˌɡreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
  2. (v) cause to undergo fission or lose particles
  3. (v) lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

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  1. Precisely dating the dinosaurs' demise is tough because most bones disintegrate before they can be fossilized.
  2. But the machine is incapable of reviving a whole dog more than about 15 minutes after its blood is drainedbody cells then begin to disintegrate.
  3. The consequences won't be catastrophicIndonesia won't disintegrate, the military won't mount a coup, and foreign investment can't get much lower.

News

  1. Joan Rivers on Celebrating Birthdays: No Cake or Gifts That Disintegrate

    Joan River's always keeps it real. Which is why when it comes to discussing birthday gifts, she's not going to sugar coat it. "No gifts that disintegrate. No...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. The Coastal Bend celebrates World Oceans Day Saturday with a variety of events

    Before you leave that empty beer can at the beach, keep in mind it takes 200 years for it to disintegrate in the ocean.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Quotes

  1. "People around the world say that our country will disintegrate. Some say that fundamentalists will rule the country," Zardari told thousands of people who assembled early Saturday morning at the slain politician's tomb in southern Sindh province.
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: USA Today

  2. "The dollar is a basket case," said Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. "We are going to pay the piper for years of having the underlying fundamentals of our economy disintegrate beneath our feet."
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Peter Schiff Source: Forbes

  3. Each piece carries a message from Marcos saying the item is "guaranteed to tarnish, fall apart, maybe even disintegrate. When this happens, just be Imeldific! Be ingenious and find ways to put it together."
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: Imelda Marcos Source: Washington Post

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