What does the word fracture mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To break.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of breaking; a break.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  3. When it does not, a simple fracture. – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell