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frac·ture

fracture

 
 
pronunciation:
fraek chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a break or crack.
He has a fracture in one of his leg bones.
synonyms:
break, rupture
similar words:
crack
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fractures, fracturing, fractured
definition 1: to break or cause a break in.
She fractured her arm when she fell on the sidewalk.
synonyms:
break, crack
definition 2: to break or crack.
The ice began to fracture as she stepped on it.
synonyms:
break, crack, split
similar words:
rupture, shatter, snap
derivations: fracturable (adj.), fractural (adj.)
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The word fracture contains the following parts:
fract, frag Latin root that means break
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-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.