from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles.
- intransitive v. To lose cohesion or unity: pressures that cause families to disintegrate
- intransitive v. Physics & Chemistry To decompose, decay, or undergo a nuclear transformation.
- transitive v. To cause to disintegrate. See Synonyms at decay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To undo the integrity of, break into parts.
- v. To fall apart, break up into one's parts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences.
- intransitive v. To decompose into integrant parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate into component parts; reduce to fragments; break up or destroy the cohesion of: as, Tocks are disintegrated by frost and rain.
- To break up; separate into its component parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
- v. break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
- v. cause to undergo fission or lose particles
Recorded since 1785, dis- + integrate (Wiktionary)