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Definition 1: total destruction - [noun denoting event]

Samples where disintegration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll

Synonyms for disintegration in the sense of this definition

(disintegration is a kind of ...) an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

(... is a kind of disintegration ) complete annihilation

"they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

Definition 2: separation into component parts - [noun denoting process]

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(disintegration is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of disintegration ) a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots

"drugs causing fibrinolysis have been utilized therapeutically"

(... is a kind of disintegration ) (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

Definition 3: the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for disintegration in the sense of this definition

(disintegration is a kind of ...) (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

(... is a kind of disintegration ) radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle

(... is a kind of disintegration ) radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle

Definition 4: in a decomposed state - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for disintegration in the sense of this definition

(disintegration is a kind of ...) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay" "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

(... is a kind of disintegration ) the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

Definition 5: a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system - [noun denoting state]

Samples where disintegration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a disintegration of personality

(disintegration is a kind of ...) the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

"reading disability" "hearing impairment"

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