Definitions of fracture

  1. To break or crack, as a bone, etc.
  2. To break.
  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.
  4. To break: to burst asunder: to crack: to separate the continuous parts of: as, to fracture a bone, to fracture the skull.
  5. fracture a bone of; " I broke my foot while playing hockey"
  6. break, as of a bone; " She broke her clavicle"
  7. become fractured; " The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
  8. break into pieces; " The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
  9. break ( a bone); " She broke her clavicle"
  10. To break; to crack.
  11. To break; to separate continuous parts.
  12. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; " it was a nasty fracture"; " the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
  13. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
  14. The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
  15. A part broken; a break caused by violence; separation; the direction in which a mineral breaks so as to show its texture.
  16. Act of breaking; breach.
  17. The act of breaking; a break.
  18. 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.
  19. A break in any body; a break caused by violence; a broken bone.
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