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fracture (n.)

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" (from PIE root *bhreg- "to break"). As "a broken surface" from 1794.

fracture (v.)

"cause a fracture in" (transitive), 1610s (implied in fractured), from fracture (n.). Intransitive meaning "become fractured" is from 1830. Related: Fracturing.

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Definitions of fracture from WordNet
1
fracture (v.)
violate or abuse;
This writer really fractures the language
fracture (v.)
interrupt, break, or destroy;
fracture the balance of power
fracture (v.)
break into pieces;
The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
fracture (v.)
become fractured;
The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
fracture (v.)
break (a bone);
fracture (v.)
fracture a bone of;
Synonyms: break
2
fracture (n.)
breaking of hard tissue such as bone;
it was a nasty fracture
Synonyms: break
fracture (n.)
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;
Synonyms: fault / faulting / geological fault / shift / break
fracture (n.)
the act of cracking something;
Synonyms: crack / cracking
From wordnet.princeton.edu