Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fracture

3 senses of fracture

Sense 1
fracture, break -- (breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall")
       => injury, hurt, harm, trauma -- (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 2
fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break -- ((geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust")
       => crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure -- (a long narrow opening)

Sense 3
fracture, crack, cracking -- (the act of cracking something)
       => breakage, break, breaking -- (the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fracture

6 senses of fracture

Sense 1
fracture -- (violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language")
       => pervert, misuse, abuse -- (change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers")

Sense 2
fracture -- (interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

Sense 3
fracture -- (break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle")
       => break -- (destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match")

Sense 4
fracture -- (become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe")
       => break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

Sense 5
fracture -- (break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle")

Sense 6
fracture, break -- (fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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