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fracture

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈfræk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
If something hard, such as a bone, fractures, or is fractured, it breaks or cracks: She fractured her skull in the accident. Two of her ribs fractured when she was thrown from her horse. A fractured pipe at a steelworks has leaked 20 tons of oil into the Severn estuary.Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth formal to divide an organization or society, or (of an organization or society) to be divided: Intense disagreement over economic policy risks fracturing the coalition government.Separating and dividing

fracture

noun [C] uk   /ˈfræk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
a break or crack in something hard, especially a bone: He suffered/sustained multiple fractures in a motorcycle accident. He has a hairline fracture (= a thin broken line in the bone) of the wrist.Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
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