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fracture in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfracturefrac‧ture1 /ˈfræktʃə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 MIBREAKif a bone or other hard substance fractures, or if it is fractured, it breaks or cracks The immense pressure causes the rock to fracture.fracture your leg/arm/hip etc He fractured his right leg during training.see thesaurus at break2 if a group, country etc fractures, or if it is fractured, it divides into parts in an unfriendly way because of disagreement syn split The opposition has been fractured by bitter disputes.→ See Verb table
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fractureThe sight of those fracturing red pearls comforted Gao Ma.The sluggish movements deep in the Earth eventually cause the rigid crust to fracture along great fault planes of weakness.He fractured both his legs in the car accident.The country has already been fractured by bitter ethnic and political clashes.My grandmother fell down the stairs and fractured her ankle.Ron fractured his finger in the first half of the game.Rue du Fraise fractured his left shoulder and had to be destroyed.The other reportedly had his skull fractured in 15 places, broken fingers and numerous stab wounds.St Ives's leg was fractured in two places.Lithuania fractured the Soviet Union by declaring its independence.