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1the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material:bone density testing can predict the risk for fracture a crack or break in a hard object or material, typically a bone or a body of rock:a fracture of the left leg the physical appearance of a freshly broken rock or mineral, especially as regards the shape of the surface formed. 2 Phonetics the replacement of a simple vowel by a diphthong owing to the influence of a following sound, typically a consonant. a diphthong substituted by a fracture.
break or cause to break: [no object]:the stone has fractured [with object]:ancient magmas fractured by the forces of wind and ice [with object] sustain a fracture of (a bone): (as adjective fractured)she suffered a fractured skull (with reference to an organization or other abstract thing) split or fragment so as to no longer function or exist: [no object]:the movement had fractured without his leadership
(as adjective fractured
) (of speech or a language) broken.