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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Disintegrate \Dis*in"te*grate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Disintegrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Disintegrating.] [L. dis-
+ integratus, p. p. of integrare to renew, repair, fr.
integer entire, whole. See Integer.]
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. --Kirwan.
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