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verb [intransitive] disintegrate pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisintegrate
he/she/itdisintegrates
present participledisintegrating
past tensedisintegrated
past participledisintegrated
  1. 1
    to be completely destroyed by breaking into lots of very small pieces, for example as the result of an explosion

    The rocket disintegrated when it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.

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  2. 2
    if an organization or society disintegrates, it stops working effectively and fails completely

    By 1688, King James' regime was beginning to disintegrate.

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disintegration

 disintegrate pronunciation in British English /dɪsˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
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