Meaning of FRACTURE in English

FRACTURE

transcription, транскрипция: [ fræktʃə(r) ]

( fractures, fracturing, fractured)

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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

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