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Overview of noun fracture

The noun fracture has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. fracture, break

(breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall")

2. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break

((geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust")

3. fracture, crack, cracking

(the act of cracking something)

Overview of verb fracture

The verb fracture has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) fracture

(violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language")

2. fracture

(interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power")

3. fracture

(break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle")

4. fracture

(become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe")

5. fracture

(break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle")

6. fracture, break

(fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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