Definition of disintegrate :
1. To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates.
2. 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.
bomb, fail, break down, deteriorate, fragmentize, splinter, fester, better, molder, continue, moulder, crash, beat, founder, crush, pound, backfire, foul, fall apart, corrupt, disorganize, break up, dilapidate, bray, mold, collapse, comminute, flop, languish, taint, erode, wear away, perish, mill, miss, disband, grind, unite, help, fizzle, put together, thrive, mull
disintegrate (part of speech: verb)
scatter (part of speech: verb)
destroy (part of speech: verb)
devastate, pulverize, lay waste, eradicate, abolish, level, extirpate, dismantle, demolish, decimate, tear down, rip to shreds, mow down, wreck, atomize, desolate, exterminate, destroy, raze, vaporize, smash, bulldoze, annihilate, flatten
separate (part of speech: verb)
disunite, remove, sever, insulate, bisect, separate, incise, disarticulate, amputate, disassociate, rend, split, unhinge, cleave, excise, sunder, disengage, disjoin, scissor, disconnect, rip, disassemble, divorce, fragment, uncouple, dissociate, halve, dissect, detach, axe, unglue, segregate, unfix, divide, alienate, break, part, cut, disaffiliate, estrange, slice, pare
vaporize (part of speech: verb)
unsubstantiate (part of speech: verb)
- Raxton stands on that part of the coast where the land- springs most persistently disintegrate the hills and render them helpless against the ravages of the sea. - "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.
- I happen to have with me a pair of bottles containing a substance which, if dissolved in water, and sprinkled on this rock, will disintegrate it. - "A Rock in the Baltic", Robert Barr.
- The crowd slowly parted and he rode through a narrow lane where his stirrups brushed against those in the front ranks, and then the gathering began to twist backward and forward, to disintegrate, to spread itself outward and up the street of the camp. - "The Plunderer", Roy Norton.