breaking of hard tissue such as bone
"it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
recess, good luck, rift, fault, cracking, prison-breaking, gaolbreak, suspension, break of serve, happy chance, respite, geological fault, crack, faulting, interruption, shift, break, time out, severance, pause, open frame, breach, disruption, jailbreak, gap, falling out, prisonbreak, breaking, breakage, rupture, intermission, breakout
fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(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"
prison-breaking, suspension, gap, jailbreak, respite, sack, happy chance, crack, interruption, chemise, duty period, severance, rift, prisonbreak, transmutation, recess, breakout, displacement, faulting, defect, switch, geological fault, teddy, shifting, falling out, break, intermission, good luck, breaking, shimmy, open frame, gaolbreak, mistake, slip, disruption, breach, breakage, flaw, shift key, demerit, fault, pause, shift, time out, switching, work shift, rupture, break of serve, cracking, transformation, error
fracture, crack, cracking(verb)
the act of cracking something
go, fault, cracking, pass, fling, sally, crack, fissure, geological fault, wisecrack, faulting, quip, shift, break, tornado, cleft, offer, snap, crevice, chap, scissure, cranny, gap, crack cocaine, whirl, shot
violate or abuse
"This writer really fractures the language"
interrupt, break, or destroy
"fracture the balance of power"
break into pieces
"The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
"The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
break (a bone)
"She broke her clavicle"
fracture a bone of
"I broke my foot while playing hockey"
demote, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, split up, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, soften, expose, pause, fail, smash, crack, wear out, weaken, get around, go bad, break up, recrudesce, transgress, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, ruin, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, break dance, stop, intermit, divulge, breach, check, snap off, damp, violate, erupt, give, bring out, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, burst, break, bump, infract, go against, discover, develop, wear, let out
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.
Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.
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How to use fracture in a sentence?
If I hit you straight on with a baseball bat, I would not induce concussion, i would probably fracture your skull, but I would not concuss it.
This is how cigarette use complicates bone healing in fractures, and decreases fusion rates in spine surgery patients, and increases osteoporosis and fracture rates in smokers versus nonsmokers.
We're seeing a fracture in their morale, we're seeing their inability to pay, we're seeing the inability to fight, we're watching them try to leave Daesh in every single way.
The bullet enters the body, and the energy, as it dissipates, tissues stretch and lacerate, bones fracture. The bullet and its kinetic energy causes acute injury, we advocate for research funding support so we can seek better ways to prevent these injuries and to improve the treatment of these injuries that impact long-term disabilities.
It's dead, There is a clear ideological fracture. Half of the states think this is a protectionist measure.
Translations for fracture
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- breuk, fraksieAfrikaans
- зламацца, ламаць, зламаць, ламаццаBelarusian
- фрактура, счупване, чупя, лом, троша, цепнатинаBulgarian
- Knochenbruch, Fraktur, BruchGerman
- κάταγμα, θλάση, θραύση, θραύω, σπάσιμο, σπάωGreek
- murtuma, haljeta, murros, murtuaFinnish
- brekWestern Frisian
- breuk, VerwerfungDutch
- fratura, fraturar, falhaPortuguese
- fractură, rupere, fracturareRomanian
- ломать, сломаться, перелом, ломаться, сломатьRussian
- எலும்பு முறிவுTamil
- ламати, зламати, зламатися, ламатисяUkrainian
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