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  Definition of fracture
  1. the act of cracking something
  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 fault"
  3. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
  4. fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
  5. break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
  6. become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
  7. violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"
  8. break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
  9. interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"
Similar Words: crack, cracking, fault, geological fault, shift, break

 

Hyponyms: Denali Fault, inclined fault, San Andreas Fault, strike-slip fault, comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture, open fracture, compression fracture, depressed fracture, displaced fracture, fatigue fracture, stress fracture, hairline fracture, capillary fracture, incomplete fracture, impacted fracture, simple fracture, closed fracture, refracture

 

Grouped Verbs: break

 

Derivational Morphology: crack, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart, check, cracking, fault, geological fault, shift

 

 
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