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defrag

[ dee-frag ]
/ diˈfræg /
Computers Informal.
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verb (used with object), de·fragged, de·frag·ging.
to reorganize files on (a hard disk drive) so that the parts of each file are stored in contiguous sectors on the disk, thereby improving computer performance and maximizing disk space.
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Origin of defrag

First recorded in 1985–90; short for defragment
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British Dictionary definitions for defrag

defrag
/ (ˈdiːfræɡ) /

verb -frags, -fragging or -fragged
to consolidate fragmented files and folders on (the hard drive of a computer or other electronic device) in order to make it run more efficiently

Word Origin for defrag

short for defragment
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