Definition of 'fracture'
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Smoking increases risk of suffering osteoporosis and bone fractures in old age. The Sun (2016)The blow that caused the fracture could have damaged the eyeball as well. The Sun (2016)The well-known tamer survived with just a hairline fracture to her pelvis after colleagues restrained the animal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When my father fractured a hip, his slow-burning bowel cancer suddenly took hold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Different fracturing patterns distinguish bones that fracture before death, when they are more flexible, from bones that fracture after death. Smithsonian Mag (2017)They also have ingredients that in high doses have been linked to DNA damage, hyperactivity and bone fractures. The Sun (2017)There is also the danger of loss of balance leading to hip fractures. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)She suffered a hairline fracture of her pelvis and finished sixth. The Sun (2011)Then he was left with a double jaw fracture. The Sun (2008)The ice has numerous cracks and fractures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His skull was fractured and he suffered brain damage. The Sun (2008)It has become the bone of bones and its fracture was obvious from the first. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One person in five who fractures a hip dies within three months. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has a double fracture but other players are now going to have to step up. The Sun (2007)He suffered two fractures to his skull and face wounds. The Sun (2010)It is regrettably common for elderly people who suffer hip fractures not to make a total recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He played with a double stress fracture of his left leg which he suffered while coming back from knee surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was not until he had a second opinion that it was discovered that he had a fracture in the bone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Fracking is the process of drilling into the earth and pumping liquid into the rock to fracture it and release shale gas. The Sun (2016)To an extent, fractures will heal naturally if allowed the opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The smoker's hairline fractures above her upper lip are virtually the only fissures on her face. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Under the doctrine of multiculturalism, society has fractured into competing tribes and groups. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With a lot of toe injuries you have to make sure there isn't a hairline fracture or crack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His highly physical performance has resulted in a hairline fracture on an elbow and injuries to his knees, right ankle and left wrist. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Government's own advice warns that the technique can cause a fracture to the skull. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In America, that coalition has fractured. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What was essentially a "one-night stand" that quickly ended causes less fracturing of trust than a prolonged affair with a history of deception and betrayal. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'fracture'
British English: fracture /ˈfræktʃə/ NOUN
A fracture is a crack or break in something.
...a hip fracture.
- American English: fracture
- Arabic: كَسْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: fratura
- Chinese: 破裂
- Croatian: prijelom
- Czech: zlomenina
- Danish: brud fraktur
- Dutch: breuk
- European Spanish: fractura
- Finnish: murtuma luunmurtuma
- French: fracture
- German: Knochenbruch
- Greek: κάταγμα
- Italian: frattura
- Japanese: 骨折
- Korean: 골절
- Norwegian: brudd
- Polish: złamanie
- European Portuguese: fratura
- Romanian: fractură
- Russian: перелом
- Spanish: fractura
- Swedish: fraktur
- Thai: การแตกโดยเฉพาะกระดูก
- Turkish: kırık
- Ukrainian: перелом
- Vietnamese: vết rạn
British English: fracture VERB
If something such as a bone is fractured or fractures, it gets a crack or break in it.
You've fractured a rib, maybe more than one.
Definition of fracture from the Collins English Dictionary
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