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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To reorganize (a computer file) to eliminate fragmentation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To run a process that collects fragments of files and sorts them into contiguous sections on one or more hard disks or hard disk partitions, thus speeding up file management.

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