Fracture Frac"ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fractured} (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fracturing}.] [Cf. F. fracturer.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • fractured — frac|tured [ˈfræktʃəd US ərd] adj broken or cracked fractured skull/jaw/rib etc ▪ She suffered a fractured skull in the accident …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • fractured — UK [ˈfræktʃə(r)d] / US [ˈfræktʃərd] adjective broken, or cracked She suffered two fractured ribs in the accident …   English dictionary

  • fractured — adj. broken (i.e. a bone); cracked, split frac·ture || fræktʃə(r) n. break (i.e. in a bone); act of breaking; state of being broken; split, crack v. cause a break (i.e. in a bone); break, split, crack; be broken, be split, be cracked …   English contemporary dictionary

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