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noun as in decomposition

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The rapid disintegration of the 300,000-strong Afghan army showed how little we really understood about the country, even after 20 years.

Put simply, a falling domino touches another, and then another, culminating in “a disintegration.”

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The vaccines use a synthesized scrap of genetic information wrapped in a protective fat layer to prevent disintegration.

It is age—you are growing old—but you sense that the disintegration runs deeper.

Expecting that disintegration process to be gentle would be ignoring history.

After the postwar disintegration of the British Empire, Scots curiously disassociated themselves with the period altogether.

“Because of the disintegration of the USSR we lost Odessa [on the Black Sea] and a part of the Baltic,” one said.

“That would be a big step forward in the disintegration of the European Union,” Soros said.

Absent a cohesive political strategy, the likely outcome is disintegration—and chaos.

This formula—"you're sovereign, so you're responsible"—is a recipe for disintegration.

Granular and fatty casts, therefore, always indicate partial or complete disintegration of the renal epithelium.

It is obvious that soils produced by the disintegration of these minerals must differ materially in quality.

The disintegration of the deeper lumps, and the decomposition of fertilizers, will cause the surface to grow gradually softer.

Amid the disintegration of society it was the sole conservative element—the salt which preserved it from corruption.

Disintegration of what little administrative organization there still was, seemed imminent.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disintegration, such as: dissolution, fragmentation, decentralization, demoralization, and putrefaction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.