verb (used with object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
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Those small fractures allow the blades to absorb impacts without completely snapping, explains Jesus Rivera.The diabolical ironclad beetle is nearly unsquishable|Maria Temming|November 23, 2020|Science News For Students
Brees believes that the fractures on his left side occurred during the game against the Buccaneers two weeks ago and that those on his right side came in last week’s game against the 49ers.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Shifting to point-of-care imaging also frees up CAT scanners for essential uses such as identifying bone fractures, tumors or cancers.How Fujifilm pivoted fast to capture a key piece of the COVID treatment market|Shawn Tully|November 21, 2020|Fortune
Both are to miss significant time, Garoppolo with an ankle injury and Kittle with a foot fracture.Ravaged by injuries and coronavirus issues, the 49ers had little chance against the Packers|Mark Maske|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Those small, healable fractures allow the blades to absorb impacts without completely snapping, explains Jesus Rivera, an engineer at UC Irvine.The diabolical ironclad beetle can survive getting run over by a car. Here’s how|Maria Temming|October 21, 2020|Science News
"My wife and I have been married for nineteen years," says Palmer, mulling the stress-fracture in his family life.
Facebook has—to fracture an old phrase—just closed the barn door after a billion cows already departed the premises.
And the truth is, I got way more opportunities out of Half Nelson than I did out of Fracture.
Ms. Kuang suffered multiple injuries, including a skull fracture, and two and a half months later she still has trouble walking.
And contemporaneous observers predicted that South Africa would fracture, that a civil war would roil for the next decade.Nelson Mandela Was Undeniably Great But He Doesn’t Need a Halo|Michael Moynihan|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Very compact and fine-grained reddish granular quartz, with a glistening lustre, and flat conchoidal fracture.
When the sound is over, he may not be able to see a trace of the fracture, which at first is very narrow.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The parts barely touched each other, though in cases of human fracture the bones sometimes get drawn past.
It was no comminuted fracture I had to deal with, but a very simple case of simple fracture.
One of the projections of the Little Douvre had made a fracture in the starboard side of the hull.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for fracture
- the characteristic appearance of the surface of a freshly broken mineral or rock
- the way in which a mineral or rock naturally breaks