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splinter

splinter

splinter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word splinter

Definition
(noun) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
Synonyms : sliver
Example Sentence
  • he got a splinter in his finger
  • it broke into slivers

Definition
(verb) withdraw from an organization or communion
Synonyms : break away , secede
Example Sentence
  • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

Definition
(verb) divide into slivers or splinters
Synonyms : sliver

Definition
(verb) break up into splinters or slivers
Synonyms : sliver
Example Sentence
  • The wood splintered

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for splinter

sounds like THINNER.. so think of thinner = smaller pieces of any material. that is, making something smaller. e.g: wood is splintered
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by jahnavi89

Splinter sounds like splitter, or something that split off
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by cheesefries

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