fracture

01. He fell and [fractured] his skull while skateboarding.
02. The old woman suffered a hip [fracture] when she fell getting out of bed.
03. My sister [fractured] my father's rib when she ran into him while playing squash.
04. The coalition has been [fractured] by rumors of a split between the leaders of the different parties.
05. He sprained his wrist and [fractured] his arm in the car accident.
06. The woman was treated for a [fractured] arm, and released from hospital.
07. He had a compound [fracture] of the arm, and we could see the bone sticking out.
08. The injury to his ankle is only a sprain, not a [fracture] as originally thought.
09. The young boy [fractured] his wrist when he fell while roller-blading.
10. The driver of the car had his skull [fractured] when his head hit the windshield.
11. Studies show that for older people, regular physical activity helps maintain the ability to live independently, and reduces the risk of falling and [fracturing] bones.
12. Hilary Clinton once said that what we have to do is to find a way to celebrate our diversity, and debate our differences without [fracturing] our communities.
13. In the 1500s, the power of the Catholic Church was challenged and finally [fractured] by the Protestant Reformation.
14. In 1999, the most popular reggae singer in Mauritius was arrested during a rally to legalize marijuana, and later died of a skull [fracture] while in police custody.
15. In general, rocks are naturally broken by systems of [fractures] called joints.

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  • fracture — [ fraktyr ] n. f. • 1391; fraiture fin XIIe; lat. fractura, de frangere → fraction 1 ♦ Vx Rupture avec violence, avec effort. ⇒ bris. État de ce qui est fracturé, rompu. ⇒ cassure. Mod. Géol. Cassure de l écorce terrestre. ⇒ 2. faille; coupure.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fracture — Frac ture (?; 135), n. [L. fractura, fr. frangere, fractum, to break: cf. F. fracture. See {Fraction}.] 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone. [1913 Webster] 3. (Min.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fracture — Разработчики Day 1 Studios …   Википедия

  • Fracture — Frac ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fractured} (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fracturing}.] [Cf. F. fracturer.] To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fracture — bezeichnet: den US amerikanischen Thriller Das perfekte Verbrechen (Fracture) aus dem Jahr 2007 den Titel des neuseeländischen Films Fracture (2004) aus dem Jahr 2004 ein Shooter Videospiel Fracture (Spiel) von Lucas Arts Diese …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fracture — Fracture. s. f. Rupture avec effort. Fracture de portes. il y a fracture à l os …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fracture — [frak′chər] n. [ME < OFr < L fractura, a breaking, breach, cleft < pp. of frangere, BREAK] 1. a breaking or being broken 2. a break, crack, or split 3. a break in a body part, esp. in a bone, or a tear in a cartilage: see COMPOUND… …   English World dictionary

  • fracturé — fracturé, ée (fra ktu ré, rée) part. passé de fracturer. Un membre fracturé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fracture — (n.) early 15c., a breaking of a bone, from M.Fr. fracture (14c.), from L. fractura a breach, break, cleft, from fractus, pp. of frangere to break (see FRACTION (Cf. fraction)). The verb is first recorded 1610s (implied in fractured). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fracture — Fracture. См. Разрушение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fracture — index hiatus, rend, rift (gap), split (noun), split (verb) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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