verb (used with object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
Origin of fracture
Examples from the Web for fracture
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.
Loss of empire—and particularly the arrival of former subjects from Asia and Africa—threatened to fracture that identity.
He was Tasered several times but he was still able to grab a baton from a police officer and fracture her arm.Did Bath Salts Spark Miami’s Gruesome ‘Zombie’ Attack?|Jacqui Goddard|May 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One never knows where or when or how they will fracture, but they invariably do.
The throw is again on the west side of the fracture and the rocks fall down some thousands of feet.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
A depressed fragment of bone in fracture of the skull has a similar effect.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Three weeks later the humerus was united; the fracture was evidently the result of passing contact, and not of direct impact.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
Zone of flow, zone of flow and fracture, and zone of fracture.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
It is also a comparatively common complication of fracture of the middle fossa of the base of the skull.
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