disintegrate

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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to break down)
a. desintegrarse (pronominal verb)
The nucleus of the uranium atom disintegrated following bombardment.El núcleo del átomo de uranio se desintegró después del bombardeo.
b. deshacerse (pronominal verb)
To Robert's dismay, the magical chalice suddenly disintegrated in his hands.Para decepción de Robert, el cáliz mágico de repente se deshizo en sus manos.
2. (to lose unity)
a. desintegrarse (pronominal verb)
With the government rapidly disintegrating, a coup seemed inevitable.Con el gobierno desintegrándose rápidamente, un golpe de estado parecía inevitable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to cause to fall apart)
a. desintegrar
This chemical process disintegrates the rock over a relatively short period of time.Este proceso químico desintegra la roca en un periodo de tiempo relativamente corto.
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disintegrate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. desintegrarse
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disintegrate [dɪsˈɪntɪɡreɪt]
intransitive verb
1 [+rock] desintegrarse; [+piece of machinery, furniture, toy] destrozarse
2 [+country, family, organization] desintegrarse
the teddy bear was so old it was disintegrating the remains of an old fridge that had virtually disintegrated The established habits and ideas are disintegrating before our eyes the family/empire was disintegrating Our marriage didn't break up, it just quietly disintegrated
transitive verb
[+rock] desintegrar
the researchers disintegrated chemical atoms
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