n bit, chip, fraction, morsel, oddment, part, particle, piece, portion, remnant, scrap, shiver, shred, sliver
vb break, break up, come apart, come to pieces, crumble, disintegrate, disunite, divide, shatter, shiver, splinter, split, split up
, vb bond, combine, compound, fuse, join together, link, marry, merge, synthesize, unify
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fragment ( fragments plural & 3rd person present) ( fragmenting present participle) ( fragmented past tense & past participle )
The noun is pronounced [PH:f][PH:r][PH:G][PH:g][PH:m][PH:&][PH:n][PH:t]. The verb is pronounced [PH:f][PH:r][PH:G][PH:g][PH:m][PH:e][PH:n][PH:t].
1 n-count A fragmentof something is a small piece or part of it.
oft N of n
...fragments of metal in my shoulder..., She read everything, digesting every fragment of news., ...glass fragments.
2 verb If something fragments or is fragmented, it breaks or separates into small pieces or parts.
The clouds fragmented and out came the sun... V
Fierce rivalries have traditionally fragmented the region... V n
fragmentation n-uncount oft N of n
...the extraordinary fragmentation of styles on the music scene.
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