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English definition of “disintegrate”

disintegrate

verb [I]
 
 
/dɪˈsɪntɪɡreɪt/
BREAK to break into a lot of small piecesTearing and breaking into pieces
GET WORSE to become much worse: The situation is disintegrating into total chaos.Deteriorating and making worse
disintegration
 
 
/dɪˌsɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of disintegrate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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