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splinter

splin·ter

splinter

 
 
pronunciation:
splIn tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small, sharp piece of material that is broken off from a larger piece.
My sister had to pull out a splinter of wood from my foot.
synonyms:
sliver
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: splintered, splintering, splinters
definition: to break or break off into splinters.
The blow splintered the glass.The glass splintered.
synonyms:
shatter
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