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  Definition of splinter
  1. a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
  2. break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
  3. divide into slivers or splinters
  4. withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
Similar Words: sliver, flinders, secede, break away

 

Derivational Morphology: sliver, flinders, chip, chipping, splintering, paring, shaving, breakaway, breaking away, secession, withdrawal

 

 
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