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tr.v. de·fragged, de·frag·ing, de·frags Informal
To defragment.

de·frag′ger n.
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vb, -frags, -fragging or -fragged
(Electronics) 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
[short for defragment]
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