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    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

Splinter sounds like splitter, or something that split off

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