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: consisting of fragments : incomplete
fragmentary evidence a fragmentary account
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deficient, fragmental, half, halfway, incomplete, partial
complete, entire, full, intact, integral, perfect, whole
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1611, in the meaning defined above
fragment entry 1 + -ary entry 2
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: made up of parts or pieces : made up of fragments
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to enclose within walls
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