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1‘fracture will probably occur at the stress point’
breaking, breakage, cracking, cleavage, rupture, shattering, fragmentation, splintering, splitting, separation, bursting, disintegration
2‘she sustained two fractures to her leg’
break, breakage, crack, split
3‘crystals grow in the pores of the rock, causing tiny fractures’
crack, split, fissure, crevice, break, rupture, breach, rift, cleft, slit, chink, gap, cranny, interstice, opening, aperture, rent
1‘she had fallen and fractured her skull’
break, snap, crack, cleave, rupture, shatter, smash, smash to smithereens, fragment, splinter, split, separate, burst, blow out
sever, divide, tear, rend
disintegrate, fall to bits, fall to pieces
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