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fragmentize

[frag-muh n-tahyz] /ˈfræg mənˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), fragmentized, fragmentizing.
1.
to break (something) into fragments; break (something) apart.
verb (used without object), fragmentized, fragmentizing.
2.
to fall into fragments.
Also, especially British, fragmentise.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; fragment + -ize
Related forms
fragmentization, noun
fragmentizer, noun
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  • The plastic can fatigue and fragmentize under pressure and escape the equipment cabinet confines thereby causing personal injury.
  • Such development acts to destroy or fragmentize the areas capable of supporting the habitat requirements.
British Dictionary definitions for fragmentize

fragment

noun (ˈfræɡmənt)
1.
a piece broken off or detached: fragments of rock
2.
an incomplete piece; portion: fragments of a novel
3.
a scrap; morsel; bit
verb (fræɡˈmɛnt)
4.
to break or cause to break into fragments
Word Origin
C15: from Latin fragmentum, from frangere to break
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