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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.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
68 Moby Thesaurus words for "disintegrating":
ablative, biodegradable, coming apart, corrosive, cracking,
crumbling, decadent, declining, decomposable, decomposing,
decrepit, degenerate, degradable, deteriorating, dilapidated,
disintegrable, disintegrated, disintegrative, disjunctive,
disruptive, draining, drooping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, erosive,
fading, failing, falling, flagging, fragmenting, going to pieces,
infirm, languishing, marcescent, moldering, pining, poor, poorish,
ravaged, regressive, resolvent, retrograde, retrogressive, rotten,
rotten at, ruinous, separative, shriveling, sinking, sliding,
slipping, slumping, solvent, subsiding, tabetic, unfirm, unsolid,
unsound, unstable, unsturdy, unsubstantial, waning, wasting,
wilting, withering, worn, worsening
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