disintegrate :

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dis in tuh grayt

  • v  break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
    The material disintegrated
    the group disintegrated after the leader died
  • v  cause to undergo fission or lose particles
  • v  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

  • 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.
  • How vulnerable is the polar sea ice; how rapidly might the Amazon dry up; how fast could the Greenland ice cap disintegrate? That's why models like those from the Intergovernmental .
  • Precisely dating the dinosaurs' demise is tough because most bones disintegrate before they can be fossilized.
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  • Asif Ali Zardari in USA Today
    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.
  • Peter Schiff in Forbes
    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."
  • Imelda Marcos in Washington Post
    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."

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