dis integration


the act or process of disintegrating.
Physics. decay ( def 8 ).

1790–1800; disintegrate + -ion

nondisintegration, noun
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disintegration dis·in·te·gra·tion (dĭs-ĭn'tĭ-grā'shən)

  1. The breaking up of the component parts of a substance, as in catabolism or decay.

  2. The disorganization or disruption of mental processes in mental illness.

  3. The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.

dis·in'te·grate' v.
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