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Definitions of fracture

  1. To break or crack, as a bone, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To break. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To break: to burst asunder: to crack: to separate the continuous parts of: as, to fracture a bone, to fracture the skull. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. break, as of a bone; "She broke her clavicle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To break; to crack. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. To break; to separate continuous parts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A part broken; a break caused by violence; separation; the direction in which a mineral breaks so as to show its texture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Act of breaking; breach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The act of breaking; a break. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A breaking of any body, especially a breach caused by violence; a rupture of a solid body; the breaking of a bone, called simple when the bone merely is divided, compound when it is broken and the integuments are lacerated; the manner in which a mineral breaks, and by which its texture is displayed; the surface, as broken. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A break in any body; a break caused by violence; a broken bone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fracture

  1. " It looks like a fracture to me," observed Olive in her precise voice. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  2. And he will be said to have sustained " a compound fracture a vague description which will quite satisfy your readers. – Mr. Punch in Bohemia by Various
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