Definition of Shattering

1. Noun. The act of breaking something into small pieces.

Exact synonyms: Smashing
Generic synonyms: Break, Breakage, Breaking
Derivative terms: Shatter, Shatter, Smash



2. Adjective. Seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering. "The shattering peal of artillery"
Similar to: Loud

Definition of Shattering

1. Verb. (present participle of shatter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shattering

1. shatter [v] - See also: shatter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shattering

shatei
shatei gashira
shatoosh
shatranj
shatter
shatter box
shatter boxes
shatterable
shatterbox
shatterboxes
shattered
shatterer
shatterers
shattering (current term)
shatteringly
shatterproof
shatters
shattery
shattuckite
shattuckites
shauchle
shauchled
shauchles
shauchly
shaugh
shaughraun
shaughrauns

Literary usage of Shattering

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"Secondary considerations of importance are habit of the plant, degree of coarseness, ability to retain the foliage, color of seed, and ease of shattering. ..."

2. Homœopathic therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1879)
"shattering spasmodic cough, with frequent, rapidly succeeding coughs, ... Violent, shattering, hollow coughs, following each other in quick succession, ..."

3. Bradford's History "of Plimoth Plantation.": From the Original Manuscript by William Bradford, Massachusetts General Court, Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State (1899)
"Upon the •power of England, the sceptre, the trident, the lion, the army and the fleet, the monster ships of war, the all-shattering guns, the American ..."

4. Rice Genetics II: Proceedings of the Second International Rice Genetics by International Rice Research Institute (1991)
"Kikuchi Genetic studies on grain shattering have been undertaken by many researchers, but only the sh gene has been mapped ..."

5. Elementary Chemistry for Coal-mining Students by Lucius Trant O'Shea (1911)
"The strengths of all kinds of explosives can be compared by this test. shattering Power.—Attempts have been made to determine the shattering power by Heise, ..."

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