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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fritter  \Frit"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frittered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Frittering}.] 
  1.  To  cut,  as  meat,  into  small  pieces,  for  frying. 
 
  2.  To  break  into  small  pieces  or  fragments. 
 
  Break  all  nerves,  and  fritter  all  their  sense 
  --Pope. 
 
  {To  fritter  away},  to  diminish;  to  pare  off  to  reduce  to 
  nothing  by  taking  away  a  little  at  a  time;  also  to  waste 
  piecemeal;  as  to  fritter  away  time,  strength,  credit, 
  etc 




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