1. [ noun ] in a decomposed state
Synonyms: decomposition
Related terms: decay fragmentation disintegrate
2. [ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
Synonyms: radioactive_decay decay
Related terms: nuclear_reaction alpha_decay beta_decay disintegrate
3. [ noun ] separation into component parts
Synonyms: dissolution
Related terms: natural_process fibrinolysis lysis disintegrate
4. [ noun ] total destruction
Synonyms: annihilation

"bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"

Related terms: destruction extinction eliminate
Similar spelling:   disintegrative