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 fractured
Public sector unions have also fractured the labor movement itself.
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|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
All the passengers were more or less stunned, and many of those outside were seriously injured with fractured ribs and bones.Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road|William Pitt Lennox
The end of the propeller shaft had evidently struck it a tremendous blow, and had fractured it.Under the Star-Spangled Banner|F. S. Brereton
As you surmised, Mr Chartley, the skull is fractured, and there is a severe pressure upon the brain.The Bag of Diamonds|George Manville Fenn
In a neighboring hut lay Raevski's adjutant with a fractured wrist.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
This material serves as a sort of cement to hold the fractured parts together.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for fractured
- the characteristic appearance of the surface of a freshly broken mineral or rock
- the way in which a mineral or rock naturally breaks