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Verb: fracture  frak-chu(r)
  1. Violate or abuse
    "This writer really fractures the language"
     
  2. Interrupt, break, or destroy
    "fracture the balance of power"
     
  3. Break into pieces
    "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
     
  4. Become fractured
    "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
     
  5. Break (a bone)
     
  6. Fracture a bone of
    "I fractured my foot while playing hockey";
    - break
Noun: fracture  frak-chu(r)
  1. Breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    "it was a nasty fracture";
    - break
     
  2. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    "they built it right over a geological fracture";
    - fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, break
     
  3. The act of cracking something
    - crack, cracking

Derived forms: fracturing, fractures, fractured

Type of: abuse, break, break off, breakage, breaking, cleft, crack, crevice, destroy, destruct, discontinue, fissure, harm, hurt, injure, injury, misuse, pervert, scissure, spifflicate, spiflicate, stop, trauma, wound

Encyclopedia: Fracture