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noun [countable] fracture pronunciation in British English /ˈfræktʃə(r)/ 
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pluralfractures
  1. a break or crack in a bone

    She was admitted to hospital with fractures of both legs.

    1. a.
      a break or crack in a very hard substance

      The earthquake produced fractures in the concrete bridge supports.

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