frag·​men·​tal | \ frag-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce fragmental (audio) \

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fragmentally \ frag-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce fragmental (audio) \ adverb

Examples of fragmental in a Sentence

we will have to settle for a quick, fragmental explanation of what happened
Recent Examples on the Web This would generate a cloud of hot gases and fragmental volcanic material, which could then move downslope gravitationally. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "Tuesday Tidbits: Measuring the Yellowstone plume, unease at Taal and pyroclastic flows on Etna," 12 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of fragmental

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fragmental

fragment entry 1 + -al entry 1

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The first known use of fragmental was in 1798

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“Fragmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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