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fragment

frag·ment

fragment

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: fraeg mnt
definition: a broken off or incomplete part.
A fragment of glass had to be removed from his foot.A fragment of a song kept repeating itself in my mind.I can only remember a fragment of what I learned in my French class.
synonyms:
bit, part, piece, scrap, section, snatch, snippet
similar words:
chip, crumb, fraction, morsel, nub, particle, rag, remnant, shard, shiver, shred, sliver, snip, splinter
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fraeg ment
inflections: fragmented, fragmenting, fragments
definition: to break or shatter into pieces; disintegrate.
The old paper document had fragmented, and the final paragraph was missing.Our lives fragmented during the war.
synonyms:
break, fraction, shatter
similar words:
splinter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fraeg ment
definition: to break or shatter (something) into pieces.
The wind and freezing cold fragmented the already dried-out leaves.Repeated failures fragmented their dreams.
synonyms:
break, fraction, shatter
similar words:
section, splinter
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