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verb [intransitive] disintegrate pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɪntɪˌɡreɪt/
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present tense
present participledisintegrating
past tensedisintegrated
past participledisintegrated
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  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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 disintegrate pronunciation in British English /dɪsˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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