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Definition 1: the act of cracking something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fracture in the sense of this definition

(fracture is a kind of ...) the act of breaking something

"the breakage was unavoidable"

Definition 2: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other - [noun denoting object]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they built it right over a geological fault
  • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Synonyms for fracture in the sense of this definition

(fracture is a kind of ...) a long narrow opening

(... is a kind of fracture ) a geological fault in which one side is above the other

(... is a kind of fracture ) a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally

(... is an instance of fracture) a major open geological fault in Alaska

(... is an instance of fracture) a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes

(fracture is a part of ...) (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

(fracture belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 3: breaking of hard tissue such as bone - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a nasty fracture
  • the break seems to have been caused by a fall

Synonyms for fracture in the sense of this definition

(fracture is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture in which one broken end is wedged into the other broken end

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone

(... is a kind of fracture ) a fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thin

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture in which the two ends of the broken bone are separated from one another

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture of the skull where the bone is pushed in

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture in which the bone collapses (especially in short bones such as vertebrae)

(... is a kind of fracture ) bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound

(... is a kind of fracture ) break involving the entire width of the bone

(... is a kind of fracture ) fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed

(... is a kind of fracture ) an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin

Definition 4: fracture a bone of - [verb of body]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I broke my foot while playing hockey

Synonyms for fracture in the sense of this definition

(fracture is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(fracture has a similar meaning as ...) break (a bone)

"She broke her clavicle"

Definition 5: break (a bone) - [verb of body]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She broke her clavicle

(... is a kind of fracture ) break (a bone) that was previously broken but mended in an abnormal way

"The surgeon had to refracture her wrist"

(fracture has a similar meaning as ...) fracture a bone of

"I broke my foot while playing hockey"

(fracture has a similar meaning as ...) become fractured

"The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"

Definition 6: become fractured - [verb of body]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe

(fracture is a kind of ...) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(fracture has a similar meaning as ...) break (a bone)

"She broke her clavicle"

Definition 7: violate or abuse - [verb of change]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This writer really fractures the language

(fracture is a kind of ...) change the inherent purpose or function of something

"Don't abuse the system" "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

Definition 8: break into pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle

(fracture is a kind of ...) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

"He broke the glass plate" "She broke the match"

Definition 9: interrupt, break, or destroy - [verb of creation]

Samples where fracture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fracture the balance of power

(fracture is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

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