- n breaking of hard tissue such as bone
it was a nasty fracture
- n (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
- n the act of cracking something
- v violate or abuse
This writer really fractures the language
- v interrupt, break, or destroy
fracture the balance of power
- v break into pieces
The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
- v become fractured
The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
- v break (a bone)
- v fracture a bone of
- An X-ray of the human shoulder An experimental drug has successfully reduced hip and spine fractures in the two largest patient populations at risk for osteoporosis .
- Falls not only cause physical injuries, such as hip fractures and organ damage, but also often lead to patients' loss of independence.
- An experimental drug has successfully reduced the risk of hip and spine fractures in two key patient populations: postmenopausal women and men being treated for prostate cancer.
- Johan Bruyneel in USA Today
Clean collarbone fracture,Bruyneel said. "Should be fast recovery."
- Sylvester Stallone in Pro Wrestling Torch
My fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin was so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I'm not joking,Stallone told FHM Magazine. "I haven't told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation afterwards. I...
- Paul Holmgren in National Post
It was a scary incident,said Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren to TSN Friday night. "But we just got word from our doctor that he's clear - there's no facial fracture. They're stitching him up - his jaw is fine and there's...