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Noun: disintegration  dis,in-tu'grey-shun
  1. In a decomposed state
    - decomposition
  2. A loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    "a disintegration of personality"
  3. Separation into component parts
    - dissolution
  4. The spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
    - decay, radioactive decay
  5. Total destruction
    "bomb tests resulted in the disintegration of the atoll";
    - annihilation

Derived forms: disintegrations

Type of: action, activity, decay, demolition, destruction, disability, disablement, handicap, impairment, natural action, natural process, nuclear reaction, wipeout

Encyclopedia: Disintegration