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breakage

Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/

Translation of breakage in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • roturas (feminine plural) we offered to pay for the breakages nos ofrecimos a pagar lo que se había roto
    Example sentences
    • Of fishes that have sunk to the lake floor, scavengers, feeding on the top surface of the decaying fish, cause the dispersal of bones to be less orderly, and breakage of bone.
    • With use of biodegradable anchors inserted into cortical bone, suture breakage at the knot was the predominant failure mode.
    • I did, however, know how to fall well, complete with a dramatic roll to prevent bone breakage.

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