verb (used with object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
Origin of fracture
Synonyms for fracture
Related Words for fractureddivided, damaged, broken, cracked, ripped, mangled, severed, injured, defective, crippled, smashed, shattered, fragmented, crushed, busted, demolished, giggle, snicker, chuckle, whoop
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Contemporary Examples of fractured
Public sector unions have also fractured the labor movement itself.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
What it does have is a fractured relationship between a mother and a son.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year
November 30, 2014
He fell 40 feet and fractured his skull, hip, and nose, and lay there motionless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn
November 27, 2014
Patterson would later learn that this one also had a fractured wing.
The rescued male was in better condition and his fractured wing began to heal without surgery.
Historical Examples of fractured
And, in fact, the pole had been fractured and was leaning alarmingly.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
"The lad's neck is broken, and his spine's fractured," he said in a low voice.The Borough Treasurer
Joseph Smith Fletcher
Kicking about the ground, he disturbed the fractured glass of the lantern.Freaks of Fortune
"Dollar and a half," growled Tim, glancing at the fractured gunwale.The Boat Club
They are then fractured by a heavy blow struck with a mallet.An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet
A. Henry Savage Landor
- the characteristic appearance of the surface of a freshly broken mineral or rock
- the way in which a mineral or rock naturally breaks
Word Origin for fracture
early 15c., "a breaking of a bone," from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura "a breach, break, cleft," from fractus, past participle of frangere "to break" (see fraction).
1610s (implied in fractured), from fracture (n.). Related: Fracturing.