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Meaning of DISINTEGRATION

Pronunciation:  dis`intu'greyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
  2. [n]  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  3. [n]  separation into component parts
  4. [n]  in a decomposed state
 

DISINTEGRATION is a 14 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: annihilation, decay, decomposition, dissolution, radioactive decay
 
 See Also: action, activity, decay, demolition, destruction, extermination, extinction, fibrinolysis, fragmentation, lysis, natural action, natural process, nuclear reaction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*in`te*gra"tion\, n.
(a) The process by which anything is disintegrated; the
    condition of anything which is disintegrated.
    Specifically
(b) (Geol.) The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or
    strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.

          Society had need of further disintegration before
          it could begin to reconstruct itself locally.
                                               --Motley.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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