Definitions of fracture:
- noun: the act of cracking something
- noun: breaking of hard tissue such as bone
Example: "It was a nasty fracture"
- noun: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
- verb: break into pieces
Example: "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
- verb: fracture a bone of
- verb: break (a bone)
- verb: become fractured
Example: "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
- verb: interrupt, break, or destroy
Example: "Fracture the balance of power"
- verb: violate or abuse
Example: "This writer really fractures the language"
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