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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.


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?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

Verb groupfracture

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