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splinter

Pronunciation: /ˈsplɪntər; ˈsplɪntə(r)/

Translation of splinter in Spanish:

noun/nombre

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (break into pieces) [wood/bone] astillarse some bits of metal splintered off se desprendieron algunos trocitos de metal 1.2 [political party/society] escindirse, dividirse the left wing splintered off to form a new party el ala izquierda se separó or se escindió para formar un nuevo partido

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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