Atomised



to reduce to .
to reduce to fine particles or spray.
to destroy (a target) by bombing, especially with an .
to split into many sections, groups, factions, etc.; fragmentize:
Critics say the group has atomized around several leaders.
verb
to separate or be separated into free atoms
to reduce (a liquid or solid) to fine particles or spray or (of a liquid or solid) to be reduced in this way
(transitive) to destroy by weapons, esp nuclear weapons
v.

“reduce to atoms,” 1845; “reduce a liquid to a very fine mist,” 1865, verb formed from atom + -ize. Related: Atomized; atomizing. Originally in reference to medical treatment for injured or diseased lungs; sense of “to destroy with atomic weapons” is from 1945.

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