Part of speech: verb

To break.

Part of speech: noun

The act of breaking; a break.

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Usage examples "fracture":

  1. It is a compound fracture, and he will, the doctor says, probably be sent back to England by the first ship that arrives after he reaches Lisbon. - "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
  2. Badly wounded and with a fracture of the thigh, he had begged me to look after him, saying the most disloyal things about the character and surgical capacity of the German doctor whom we had left behind to look after German wounded. - "Sketches of the East Africa Campaign", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
  3. When it does not, a simple fracture. - "How Girls Can Help Their Country", Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell.