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fracture

[ frak-cher ]SEE DEFINITION OF fracture

Synonyms for fracture

  • crack
  • fissure
  • wound
  • breach
  • cleavage
  • cleft
  • discontinuity
  • disjunction
  • displacement
  • fragmentation
  • gap
  • mutilation
  • opening
  • rent
  • rift
  • schism
  • severance
  • splinter
  • split
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Antonyms for fracture

  • closing
  • closure
  • solid
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRACTURE

This pointed out to him that the wire might be sensitive to sound when in a state of fracture.

Master Gryphus was detained in bed by the fever caused by the fracture of his arm.

With new-found interest she examined the fracture, and stared at it in wonder.

Joe is comfortable in bed; the fracture turns out not to be a bad one.

When you have done this the deformity will indicate the location of the fracture.

Warning: You will not always be able to tell whether or not a fracture has occurred.

In this case do not pull and haul the limb about to make sure, but treat as a fracture.

No fracture, but the muscles and ligaments had been painfully torn.

The speculum had, consequently, not cooled uniformly, and hence the fracture had resulted.

For instance, they knew of the possibility of fracture by contrecoup.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "a breaking of a bone," from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura "a breach, break, cleft," from fractus, past participle of frangere "to break" (see fraction).

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