fracture

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈfræk.tʃə/ or /ˈfræk.tjə/
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Noun[change]

Singular
fracture

Plural
fractures

Compare healthy bone with different types of fractures.
  1. (medicine) A fracture is a break in bone or cartilage.
  2. (geology) A fracture is a fault or crack in a rock.

Verb[change]

Plain form
fracture

Third-person singular
fractures

Past tense
fractured

Past participle
fractured

Present participle
fracturing

  1. If you fracture something, you break or cause something to break.