Shattered
Shatter Shat"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shattering}.] [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter, to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Cf. {Scatter}.] 1. To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning. [1913 Webster]

A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided amongst revolted subjects. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered. [1913 Webster]

A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor. --Norris. [1913 Webster]

3. To scatter about. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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