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Fracture vs. Rupture

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Fracturenoun

An instance of breaking, a place where something has broken.

Rupturenoun

A burst, split, or break.

Fracturenoun

(medicine) A break in bone or cartilage.

Rupturenoun

A social breach or break, between individuals or groups.

Fracturenoun

(geology) A fault or crack in a rock.

Rupturenoun

(medicine) A break or tear in soft tissue, such as a muscle.

Fractureverb

(ambitransitive) To break, or cause something to break.

Rupturenoun

(engineering) A failure mode in which a tough ductile material pulls apart rather than cracking.

Fractureverb

To amuse (a person) greatly; to split someone's sides.

Ruptureverb

To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure.

Fracturenoun

The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.

Ruptureverb

To dehisce irregularly.

Fracturenoun

The breaking of a bone.

Rupturenoun

The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.

‘Hatch from the egg, that soon,Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosedTheir callow young.’;

Fracturenoun

The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.

Rupturenoun

Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.

‘He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a rupture with his family.’;

Fractureverb

To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.

Rupturenoun

Hernia. See Hernia.

Fracturenoun

breaking of hard tissue such as bone;

‘it was a nasty fracture’; ‘the break seems to have been caused by a fall’;

Rupturenoun

A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.

Fracturenoun

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;

‘they built it right over a geological fault’;

Ruptureverb

To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.

Fracturenoun

the act of cracking something

Ruptureverb

To produce a hernia in.

Fractureverb

violate or abuse;

‘This writer really fractures the language’;

Ruptureverb

To suffer a breach or disruption.

Fractureverb

interrupt, break, or destroy;

‘fracture the balance of power’;

Rupturenoun

state of being torn or burst open

Fractureverb

break into pieces;

‘The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle’;

Rupturenoun

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);

‘they hoped to avoid a break in relations’;

Fractureverb

become fractured;

‘The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe’;

Rupturenoun

the act of making a sudden noisy break

Fractureverb

break (a bone);

‘She broke her clavicle’;

Ruptureverb

separate or cause to separate abruptly;

‘The rope snapped’; ‘tear the paper’;

Fractureverb

fracture a bone of;

‘I broke my foot while playing hockey’;

Fracture

Fracture is the separation of an object or material into two or more pieces under the action of stress. The fracture of a solid usually occurs due to the development of certain displacement discontinuity surfaces within the solid.

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