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disintegrate

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɪntəgreɪt; dɪsˈɪntɪgreɪt/

Translation of disintegrate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (fragment) [metal/rock] desintegrarse, deshacerse* 1.2 (fall apart) [rocket] desintegrarse 1.3 (lose cohesion) [empire/movement] desintegrarse
    Example sentences
    • Families and communities disintegrate under the crushing burden of drug addiction.
    • Many have disconnected from their society as communities disintegrate, partly because few have the time to contribute to their local community and build local support systems.
    • When government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies.
    1.4 [Physics/Física] (decay) desintegrarse
    Example sentences
    • It was rotten and decayed and completely disintegrated on impact.
    • Although the articles we created from plywood have long since disintegrated through woodworm and decay, memories of our early lives and our innocent preoccupation remain constant.
    • The boat then disintegrated on impact with the water.
    Example sentences
    • They suggested that the atoms of a radioactive element disintegrate spontaneously to form atoms of another element.
    • Alpha radiation is the stream of alpha particles emitted when radioactive materials disintegrate.
    • Alpha decay occurs when an atomic nucleus disintegrates by emitting alpha particles.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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