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splinter

splin·ter

splinter

 
 
pronunciation:
splIn tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small sharp sliver of some rigid material, such as wood, glass, metal, or bone, that is broken off from a larger piece.
synonyms:
shiver, sliver
definition 2: see splinter group.
similar words:
faction
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: splintered, splintering, splinters
definition 1: to break or break off into splinters.
The blow splintered the glass.The glass splintered.
synonyms:
fragment, shatter, shiver
definition 2: to break or break off into factions.
synonyms:
fragment
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