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English definition of “fracture”

fracture

verb [I/T]  /ˈfræk·tʃər/ us  
to crack or break something, esp. a bone: [T] She fractured her skull in the accident. [I] This mineral fractures along straight lines.

fracture

noun [C/U]  /ˈfræk·tʃər/ us  
a crack or break, esp. in a bone: He had a hairline fracture (= a thin crack in the bone) of the toe. earth science Fracture is also the way that a particular kind of rock usually breaks, or the shape of broken pieces.
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