verb (used with object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), frac·tured, frac·tur·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for fracture
“I’ve seen more tooth fractures in the last six weeks than in the previous six years,” Tammy Chen, a dentist in Manhattan, wrote in the New York Times in September.The pandemic isn’t ending anytime soon. And our bodies are feeling the stress.|Petula Dvorak|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints suffered “multiple rib fractures on both sides of his chest and a collapsed lung on the right side.”
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Allen suffered a dislocated ankle and small fracture, and he will require season-ending surgery.Alex Smith is Washington’s starting QB, and Ron Rivera says that could help Dwayne Haskins|Nicki Jhabvala|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Edison Flores, United’s major signing last winter, missed nine games this fall with a facial fracture.D.C. United’s first offseason priority: Hiring a coach|Steven Goff|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Their two most important offensive players, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle, are sidelined with injuries, 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
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.
The pictures thus hermetically sealed are indestructible so long as the glass is not fractured.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
He fractured his skull, broke his arm, and cut off one of his fingers; but Harrington recovered from these and other injuries.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
Mason was found on the side of the hill, seated with great composure, but unable to walk from a fractured leg.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
The magma drove upward, melting its way through the fractured rock of the channels under the western side of the island.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
"The shock threw him against the pilot-house wall and fractured his skull—he died in an hour," he said.The Sargasso of Space|Edmond Hamilton
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