Associations to the word «Fracture»


FRACTURE, noun. The act of breaking, or something that has broken, especially that in bone or cartilage
FRACTURE, noun. (geology) a fault or crack in a rock
FRACTURE, verb. To break, or cause something to break
FRACTURE PLANE, noun. A two-dimensional plane (or other surface) of weakness along which a crystal or other solid will break when under stress

Dictionary definition

FRACTURE, noun. Breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall".
FRACTURE, noun. (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".
FRACTURE, noun. The act of cracking something.
FRACTURE, verb. Violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language".
FRACTURE, verb. Interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power".
FRACTURE, verb. Break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle".
FRACTURE, verb. Become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe".
FRACTURE, verb. Break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle".
FRACTURE, verb. Fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey".

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