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disintegrate

Synonyms of disintegrate in English:

verb

  • 1 the plane caught fire and disintegrated in the air his empire quickly disintegrated
    break up, break apart, fall apart, fall to pieces, fall to bits, fragment, fracture, shatter, splinter;
    rupture, explode, blow up, blow apart, fly apart;
    crumble, dissolve, collapse, founder, fail, decline, go downhill, go to rack and ruin, degenerate, deteriorate
    informal bust, be smashed to smithereens
    rare shiver
  • 2 some plastics will take over 400 years to disintegrate
    break down, decompose, decay, rot, moulder, perish, corrode, deteriorate
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    -lysis related suffix, as in hydrolysis, autolysis

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