n.1.The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
2.(Surg.) The breaking of a bone.
3.(Min.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
Comminuted fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which the bone is broken into several parts.
Complicated fracture
(Surg.) a fracture of the bone combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or joint.
Compound fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which there is an open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
Simple fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which the bone only is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by an open wound.
v. t.1.To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.
[imp. & p. p. Fractured (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. Fracturing.]
Noun1.fracture - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
Synonyms: break
2.fracture - (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"
3.fracture - the act of cracking something
Synonyms: cracking, crack
Verb1.fracture - violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"
2.fracture - interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"
3.fracture - break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"
4.fracture - become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"
5.fracture - break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
6.fracture - fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
Synonyms: break
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