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v. dis·in·te·grat·ed, dis·in·te·grat·ing, dis·in·te·grates
1. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles. See Synonyms at decay.
2. To lose cohesion or unity: pressures that cause families to disintegrate
3. Physics & Chemistry To decompose, decay, or undergo a nuclear transformation.
To cause to disintegrate.

dis·in′te·gra′tive adj.
dis·in′te·gra′tor n.
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Adj.1.disintegrative - tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
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