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Splinter

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Noun

1. sliver, splinter

a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

Example Sentences:
'he got a splinter in his finger'
'it broke into slivers'

Verb

2. break away, secede, splinter

withdraw from an organization or communion

Example Sentences:
'After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away'

3. sliver, splinter

divide into slivers or splinters

4. sliver, splinter

break up into splinters or slivers

Example Sentences:
'The wood splintered'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Splinter

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noun
1. 
a very small sharp piece of wood, glass, metal, etc, characteristically long and thin, broken off from a whole
2. 
a metal fragment, from the container of a shell, bomb, etc, thrown out during an explosion
verb
3. 
to reduce or be reduced to sharp fragments; shatter
4. 
to break or be broken off in small sharp fragments

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Splinter

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
1. 
to break or split into thin, sharp pieces
2. 
to break into small parts or into groups with divergent views; fragment
noun
3. 
a thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, etc., made by splitting or breaking; sliver
4. 
a splinter group
adjective
5. 
designating a group that separates from a main party, church, etc. because of divergent views

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Splinter

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n.
1. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
2. A splinter group.
v. splin·tered, splin·ter·ing, splin·ters
v.intr.
To split or break into sharp, slender pieces; form splinters.
v.tr.
To cause to splinter. See Synonyms at break.

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