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Definition of fragment verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] fragment (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fragment
    he / she / it fragments
    past simple fragmented
    -ing form fragmenting
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  1. to break or make something break into small pieces or parts
  2. fragmentation
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  3. NAmE//ˌfræɡmənˈteɪʃn//
    noun [uncountable] the fragmentation of the country into small independent states
  4. NAmE//ˈfræɡmɛntəd//
    adjective a fragmented society
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