defragment

verb
de·​frag·​ment | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfrag-mənt How to pronounce defragment (audio) \
defragmented; defragmenting; defragments

Definition of defragment

transitive verb

: to reorganize separated fragments of related data on (a computer disk) into a contiguous arrangement

Other Words from defragment

defragmentation \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌfrag-​mən-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce defragment (audio) , -​ˌmen-​ \ noun

Examples of defragment in a Sentence

I defragmented my hard drive.

First Known Use of defragment

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Defragment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defragment. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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defragment

verb

English Language Learners Definition of defragment

: to use a special program to move data on (a computer disk) so that related information is stored together

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