• WordNet 3.6
    • v disintegrate break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity "The material disintegrated","the group disintegrated after the leader died"
    • v disintegrate lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
    • v disintegrate cause to undergo fission or lose particles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry
    • v. i Disintegrate To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates .
    • v. t Disintegrate 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. "Marlites are not disintegrated by exposure to the atmosphere, at least in six years."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disintegrate To separate into component parts; reduce to fragments; break up or destroy the cohesion of: as, Tocks are disintegrated by frost and rain.
    • disintegrate To break up; separate into its component parts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disintegrate dis-in′te-grāt or diz- to separate into integrant parts: to break up
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dis-, + integratus, p. p. of integrare, to renew, repair, fr. integer, entire, whole. See Integer


In literature:

I never heard such a case of disintegration before.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
The disintegration of this sets free particles of astral matter, so that we have reached in this the limit of physical matter.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
We are facing at this moment a disintegrating age.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
You wouldn't disintegrate without it.
"Red Pepper's Patients" by Grace S. Richmond
In a clay district, a certain amount of clay, disintegrated by frost, may be chopped over with turfy loam from an old pasture.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Without this final Court of Appeal, set up by the wisdom of God, the Church would disintegrate and fall into pieces to-morrow.
"The Purpose of the Papacy" by John S. Vaughan
After many experiments, he hit upon the following plan: The disintegrated coca leaves are digested at 70 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
But party disintegration had been only partial.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
Slake the lime, using as little water as possible to make it disintegrate, then mix the whole by a sieve.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
To Hal it seemed that the universe had disintegrated in that concussion.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
In Italy the disintegrating process had been no less thorough, nay far more subtle and pervasive.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Disintegration had been the normal condition of Afghanistan, except for a short period which ended as far back as 1818.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Used in the concentrated state, however, the wool or fur would soon be disintegrated and ruined.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
It ought to disintegrate.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Also, frosts may have heaved individual stones or disintegrated bricks so they must be reset.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
He pushed Mara past them and around to the side of the altar, seeking cover from the disintegrators.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
Matter in an unstable condition tends either to explode or to grow or to disintegrate.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
But the inertron shell of my swooper was impervious to the disintegrator ray.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
She seemed to have suffered some spiritual disintegration that was pain.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Obsession is only a special case of psychic disintegration, a kind of doubling of consciousness.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot

In poetry:

And now I see how skill and art
May cleave fair nature through,
Disintegrate her breathing heart,
And to the tissues torn impart
A use and beauty new.
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
Thou hast beheld the triumphs of his skill
Touched by the desolating hand of time,
Crumble, disintegrate and pass away--
Resolved to pristine particles of dust.
"Metabole." by Alfred Castner King
When the current slackened, drooped the mystic stranger,--
Faded, faded, faded, as the stream grew weaker,--
Wasted to a shadow, with a hartshorn odor
Of disintegration.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Majestic turrets, and the stately dome
Which, ovaled by the slow but tireless hand
Of eons of disintegrating time,
Still with impressive aspect rears its brow
Defiant of mutation and decay.
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

The Disintegration Loops Vol III.
A rotary-knife mill on a disintegrator shreds hard drives into small particles.
Spinning a Scene of Euro Zone's Disintegration.
Satellite images from 2002, left, and 2012 reveal the disintegration of the Antarctic ice shelf .
The risk that the currency disintegrates within weeks is alarmingly high.
One landed near the park and one, on first reports, disintegrated.
Ophelia could disintegrate during the next 48 hours.
Once the Soviet Union disintegrated, the spy agency's archives were pried open for inspection.
Yugoslavia 's Disintegration and Balkan Politics in Transition, second edition by Lenard J Cohen Westview Press, 386 pp.
Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera's relatives in the US say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico .
The power of Muse 's "EDM by way of U2" pick-me-up nearly disintegrates Bellamy at the 2:23 mark.
The mighty airship Hindenburg disintegrated in a ball of flames, taking 35 lives with her.
At least they offer excellent disintegration, making them an option for larger households or those with clog-prone plumbing.
Another test-designed to determine how well a toilet paper breaks down-is know as the disintegration test because nobody wants toilet paper clogging the plumbing.
Woman accused in Target stabbings experienced a mental disintegration.

In science:

In a second step, apply the above considerations to ϕ = 1I and disintegrate the spectral resolution 1I (H ) with respect to a spectral measure of H .
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Furthermore, the disintegrated operator E (λ) : H −→ H is also Hilbert-Schmidt and (1I (H )f , g ) = ZI 2(X × X ) and keλkL has a kernel eλ ∈ L 2 (X×X ) ≤ 1.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
The eeλ (x, y ) := Φ(x)−1 eλ (x, y )Φ(y )−1 and al lows the disintegration formula ( eE (λ)f , g ) dρ(λ) = ZI ZX ZX eeλ (x, y )f (x) g (y ) dx dy dρ(λ) for al l f , g ∈ H+ with eeλ ∈ H− ⊗ H− and keeλkH−⊗H− ≤ 1.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Light nuclei are photo-disintegrated at this energy and only the heaviest nuclei like Al and Fe survive.
Second dip as a signature of ultrahigh energy proton interactions with cosmic microwave background radiation
Actually, this enhancement factor αloss should be further increased by the number of secondary protons with energy > Ethr/Z produced by the photo-disintegration of the primary heavy nuclei with energy > Ethr .
Anisotropy vs chemical composition at ultra-high energies
Kehlet, Disintegration theory on a constant field of nonseparable Hilbert spaces, Math.
On cardinal invariants and generators for von Neumann algebras
Any µ ∈ PP (E ) on E disintegrates dµ(ω , x) = dµω (x)dP(ω ), where µω are regular conditional probabilities with respect to the σ−algebra WE formed by all sets (A × X ) ∩ E with A ∈ W .
On the topological pressure of random bundle transformations in sub-additive case
If ϑ is invertible, then µ ∈ PP (E ) is Θ−invariant if and only if the disintegrations µω of µ satisfy Tω µω = µϑω P − a.s.
On the topological pressure of random bundle transformations in sub-additive case
We also obtain a disintegration of the local time along the different constraint directions .
Brownian Dynamics of Globules
In the former case they are the three ways in which the five-brane network can disintegrate, namely letting one of the three legs having vanishing length.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
To this end, one can adapt Theorem 2 in to obtain the disintegration ( ˜P |Y) d= ZXn where M (X|Y) stands for the marginal distribution of the latent variables X, given the observables Y .
On the posterior distribution of classes of random means
They clarified that scale-free networks are highly robust against random removal of sites and, in particular, scale-free networks of α > 3 do not disintegrate unless all sites in networks break down.
Cavity analysis on the robustness of random networks against targeted attacks: Influences of degree-degree correlations
In fact, this evolutionary system can be constructed by disintegration of an invariant measure of an enlarged system which is Markov.
Asymptotic behavior of stochastic PDEs with random coefficients
It is also obtained by disintegration of an invariant measure but in a more complicated way.
Asymptotic behavior of stochastic PDEs with random coefficients
Then assuming that Z possesses an invariant measure ν (dx, dh) we show that a disintegration of ν produces a family (µt)t∈R of random probability measures on H such that eω a.s.
Asymptotic behavior of stochastic PDEs with random coefficients