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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
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

Derived forms: fractured, fractures, fracturing

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

Encyclopedia: Fracture