disgregation

disgregate

[dis-gri-geyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disgregated, disgregating.
to separate; disintegrate; scatter.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin disgregātus separated (past participle of disgregāre), equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + greg(āre) to assemble, collect, derivative of greg- (stem of grēx) flock, herd, crowd + -ātus -ate1

disgregation, noun
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