[ UK /dˌɪsˌɪntɪɡɹˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˌsɪnəˈɡɹeɪʃən, dɪˌsɪntəˈɡɹeɪʃən/ ]
  1. a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    a disintegration of personality
  2. in a decomposed state
  3. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  4. total destruction
    bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll
  5. separation into component parts
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How To Use disintegration In A Sentence

  • A disintegration per second is also known as a Becquerel (Bq).
  • Instead of a crime-does-not-pay melodrama, the play became an acute study of marital and psychological disintegration
  • from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration
  • Internationally, there is widespread concern with a break down in community values in developed countries and unacceptable levels of isolation, loneliness and social disintegration, to which Ireland is not immune.
  • The nuclei of larger sunspots sometimes undergo disintegration or splitting into several parts.
  • The disintegration of the nucleus produces one alpha particle.
  • They are born in relatively short periods after long periods of social disintegration.
  • Here the devouring jaw is a symbol of corporeal disintegration; it reverses the process of reintegrating the perfected body and soul at the time of the Resurrection.
  • The implant is electrically isolated from active participation in the electrolytic disintegration which occurs when a current is applied to the wire.
  • We have the disintegration of the shuttle orbiter.
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