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English noun: fracture

1. fracture (state) breaking of hard tissue such as bone


SamplesIt was a nasty fracture.
The break seems to have been caused by a fall.


Synonymsbreak


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma


Narrower (hyponym)capillary fracture, closed fracture, comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture, compression fracture, depressed fracture, displaced fracture, fatigue fracture, hairline fracture, impacted fracture, incomplete fracture, open fracture, simple fracture, stress fracture

2. fracture (object) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other


SamplesThey built it right over a geological fault.
He studied the faulting of the earth's crust.


Synonymsbreak, fault, faulting, geological fault, shift


Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure


Narrower (hyponym)inclined fault, strike-slip fault


Instance hyponymDenali Fault, San Andreas Fault


Part holonymfault line


Domain categorygeology

3. fracture (act) the act of cracking something


Synonymscrack, cracking


Broader (hypernym)break, breakage, breaking


English verb: fracture

1. fracture (change) violate or abuse


SamplesThis writer really fractures the language.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abuse, misuse, pervert

2. fracture (creation) interrupt, break, or destroy


SamplesFracture the balance of power.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

3. fracture (change) break into pieces


SamplesThe pothole fractured a bolt on the axle.


ExamplesThe girls fracture the wooden sticks, These glasses fracture easily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break

4. fracture (body) become fractured


SamplesThe tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe.


ExamplesThe wooden sticks fracture


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, break off, discontinue, stop


Verb groupfracture

5. fracture (body) break (a bone)


SamplesShe broke her clavicle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)refracture


Verb groupbreak, fracture, fracture

6. fracture (body) fracture a bone of


SamplesI broke my foot while playing hockey.


ExamplesDid he fracture his foot?


Synonymsbreak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound


Verb groupfracture









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