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Disintegrate

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Disintegrate

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)

Origin: L. Dis- _ integratus, p. P. Of integrare to renew, repair, fr. Integer entire, whole. See Integer.