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Noun: splintering  splin-tu-ring
  1. The act of chipping something
    - chip, chipping
Verb: splinter  splin-tu(r)
  1. Withdraw from an organization or communion
    "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics splintered";
    - secede, break away
  2. Divide into slivers or splinters
    - sliver
  3. Break up into splinters or slivers
    "The wood splintered";
    - sliver

Derived forms: splinterings

Type of: break, break up, breakage, breaking, carve up, dissever, divide, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, part, separate, split, split up

Encyclopedia: Splinter