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disintegrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisintegratedis‧in‧te‧grate /dɪsˈɪntɪɡreɪt/ verb  1 BREAK[intransitive, transitive] to break up, or make something break up, into very small pieces The plane just disintegrated in mid-air.2 WEAK[intransitive] to become weaker or less united and be gradually destroyed a society disintegrating under economic pressuresdisintegration /dɪsˌɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] the disintegration of the Soviet empire into separate republics→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
disintegrateAs the news spread of the general's death, the army disintegrated.Aggressive and competitive women, unconcerned with motherhood, produce more ruthless men-and a society so competitive that it disintegrates.A 50-foot section of the roadway began to disintegrate after only a few cars had passed over it.A large section of the roadway apparently disintegrated after the first few cars passed over it.It seemed to him that his home life was disintegrating all at once.The mummified man's clothes had disintegrated almost completely, but appeared to be mainly of leather and fur.Economics is pushing nations to disintegrate and regions to integrate simultaneously.There had been stone dragons, and jade dragons so delicate that they disintegrated at a puff of breath.When they disintegrate death takes place.The plane disintegrated in midair.The output of these groups may fail to develop, or their culture may disintegrate or disappear.The group was disintegrating when Mead left it.
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Verb table
disintegrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisintegrate
he, she, itdisintegrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisintegrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disintegrated
he, she, ithas disintegrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disintegrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disintegrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disintegrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disintegrating
he, she, itis disintegrating
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you, we, theyare disintegrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas disintegrating
you, we, theywere disintegrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disintegrating
he, she, ithas been disintegrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disintegrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disintegrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disintegrating
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