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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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Tenders are invited for Metal Arc Disintegrator Machine
The frozen sample was homogenized in 20 mL of a chloroform and methanol solution (2:1) using a Turrax homogenizer, disintegrator, and emulsifier (Folch et al.
Birch (Betula) chips were brought from the UPM Kymmene Otepaa AS firm and then refined to appropriate fractions using disintegrator device DS-A.
The sensIR 3200 uses the latest in bathless heating to offer a disintegrator without the 9 mess and drawbacks associated with conventional water bath-based instruments.
In food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, it is used as a binder, stabiliser, disintegrator and thickener.
The disintegrator was the management that produced the greatest fragmentation of the millet, with average lengths of the fragments of 0.
The 15-stalk samples were each chopped using a modular sugarcane disintegrator (model 132s, codistil S/A Denini, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil) within 2 h of harvest in preparation for laboratory measurement of parameters used for estimating sugar and ethanol yield.
For the production of food purees, soups and sauces, the unique Hosokawa Rictz Angle Disintegrator reduces the amount of process equipment required whilst improving the quality of the finished product.
Destroy paper using cross cut shredders which produce particles that are 1 x 5 millimeters in size (reference devices on the NSA paper Shredder EPL), or to pulverize/disintegrate paper materials using disintegrator devices equipped with 3/32-inch security screen (reference NSA Disintegrator EPL.
To produce the hardmetal/cermet powders from used hardmetal/cermets parts, the high-energy mechanical milling with a semi-industrial disintegrator system DS-350 (for preliminary milling) and a laboratory disintegrator system DSL-175 (for final milling to produce the powder with particle size of 20-100 [micro]m) was used.
Examples are the Black Hills/Barnes VG, Federal/Speer TNT-G, Hornady NTX, Remington Disintegrator and Winchester BST-LF.
Disintegration: Mechanical incineration by a heavy-duty disintegrator (rotary knife mill) cuts items into smaller and smaller pieces until they are unrecognizable.
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