Splintered is a word that is used to describe something that has been broken into pieces. When something is splintered, it has been damaged in some way.

  • The glass was splintered when the window was broken.

  • The argument between the two families was a very splintered one.

Definition of splintered


To come apart into long sharp fragments.


To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.


(of a group) To break, or cause to break, into factions.


To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.

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Example Sentences for splintered

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    The man was hurt by a splinter.

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    Where did you find the splinter

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    He removed splinter from his thumb.

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    I found some glass splinters here.

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    The doctor removed splinter as fast as he could.

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    The splinter was carefully removed from her body.

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    Splinter armor thick covered the upper portion of the citadel.

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    A player was killed by a splinter while playing an indoor match in Brazil.

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    After centuries of dominance, the Roman Empire irrevocably splintered in 476.

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    As a Jewish splinter group, it existed uneasily within the Roman Empire.