fragment (v.) Look up fragment at Dictionary.com
by 1788 (implied in fragmented), from fragment (n.). Intransitive use from 1961. Related: Fragmenting.
fragment (n.) Look up fragment at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "small piece or part," from Latin fragmentum "a fragment, remnant," literally "a piece broken off," from root of frangere "to break" (see fraction).