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fracture

verb [I or T]     /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
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