|1.||to break or be broken into fragments or constituent parts; shatter|
|2.||to lose or cause to lose cohesion or unity|
|3.||(intr) to lose judgment or control; deteriorate|
|a. to induce or undergo nuclear fission, as by bombardment with fast particles|
|b. another word for decay|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||See mechanical weathering|
disintegration dis·in·te·gra·tion (dĭs-ĭn'tĭ-grā'shən)
The breaking up of the component parts of a substance, as in catabolism or decay.
The disorganization or disruption of mental processes in mental illness.
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.