Meaning of FRACTURE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ fræktʃə(r) ]
( fractures, fracturing, fractured)
A fracture is a slight crack or break in something, especially a bone.
At least one-third of all women over ninety have sustained a hip fracture.
If something such as a bone is fractured or fractures , it gets a slight crack or break in it.
You’ve fractured a rib, maybe more than one...
One strut had fractured and been crudely repaired in several places...
He suffered a fractured skull.
VERB : V n , V , V-ed
If something such as an organization or society is fractured or fractures , it splits into several parts or stops existing. ( FORMAL )
His policy risks fracturing the coalition...
It might be a society that could fracture along class lines.
VERB : V n , V
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006