9/11 Peter Jennings ABC World Trade Center Demolition Special Report

disintegrate |disˈintəˌgrāt|
verb [ intrans. ]

break up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay : when the missile struck, the car disintegrated in a sheet of searing flame.

• (of a society, family, or other social group) weaken or break apart : the marriage disintegrated amid allegations that she was having an affair.
• informal deteriorate mentally or physically : I thought that when I finished working on the book I'd disintegrate.

• Physics undergo or cause to undergo disintegration at a subatomic level : [ intrans. ] a meson can spontaneously disintegrate | [ trans. ] it has become a relatively easy matter to disintegrate almost any atom.

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