Fractured



[frak-cher] /ˈfræk tʃər/

noun
1.
the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition.
Compare , , , , .
2.
the act of breaking; state of being broken.
3.
a break, breach, or split.
4.
the characteristic manner of breaking:
a material of unpredictable fracture.
5.
the characteristic appearance of a broken surface, as of a mineral.
verb (used with object), fractured, fracturing.
6.
to cause or to suffer a fracture in (a bone, etc.).
7.
to break or crack.
8.
Slang. to amuse highly or cause to laugh heartily; delight:
The new comic really fractured the audience.
verb (used without object), fractured, fracturing.
9.
to become fractured; break:
a mineral that does not fracture easily.
/ˈfræktʃə/
noun
1.
the act of breaking or the state of being broken
2.

3.
a division, split, or breach
4.
(mineralogy)

verb
5.
to break or cause to break; split
6.
to break or crack (a bone) or (of a bone) to become broken or cracked
7.
to tear (a cartilage) or (of a cartilage) to become torn
n.

early 15c., “a breaking of a bone,” from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura “a breach, break, cleft,” from fractus, past participle of frangere “to break” (see fraction).
v.

1610s (implied in fractured), from fracture (n.). Related: Fracturing.

fracture frac·ture (frāk’chər)
n.

v.
To cause to break.
fracture
(frāk’chər)
A break or rupture in bone tissue. ◇ A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. ◇ Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. ◇ In an incomplete fracture, the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.

adjective

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verb

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