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Meaning & Definition of Fracture in English

English

Fracture

/frækʧər/

noun

1. Breaking of hard tissue such as bone

  • "It was a nasty fracture"
  • "The break seems to have been caused by a fall"
    synonym:
  • 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 fault"
  • "He studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
    synonym:
  • fault
  • ,
  • faulting
  • ,
  • geological fault
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • fracture
  • ,
  • break

3. The act of cracking something

    synonym:
  • fracture
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • cracking

verb

1. Violate or abuse

  • "This writer really fractures the language"
    synonym:
  • fracture

2. Interrupt, break, or destroy

  • "Fracture the balance of power"
    synonym:
  • fracture

3. Break into pieces

  • "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
    synonym:
  • fracture

4. Become fractured

  • "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
    synonym:
  • fracture

5. Break (a bone)

  • "She broke her clavicle"
    synonym:
  • fracture

6. Fracture a bone of

  • "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
    synonym:
  • fracture
  • ,
  • break