Dictionary Results for fracture


1. fracture - noun

· breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

Synonym(s): break

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




2. 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"

Synonym(s): fault, faulting, geological_fault, shift, break

Hypernym(s): crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure




3. fracture - noun

· the act of cracking something

Synonym(s): crack, cracking

Hypernym(s): breakage, break, breaking




4. fracture - verb

· violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"

Hypernym(s): pervert, misuse, abuse




5. fracture - verb

· interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"

Hypernym(s): destroy, destruct




6. fracture - verb

· break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"

Hypernym(s): break




7. fracture - verb

· become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"

Hypernym(s): break, break_off, discontinue, stop




8. fracture - verb

· break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"




9. fracture - verb

· fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"

Synonym(s): break

Hypernym(s): injure, wound





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