fractured

adjective frac·tured \ ˈfrak-chərd , -shərd \

Definition of fractured

1 : having a crack or break : having suffered a fracture
  • a fractured arm/skull/rib
  • a fractured rock
2 : damaged or destroyed in a sudden or violent way
  • fractured friendships
3 : imperfectly spoken or written : broken
  • speaking fractured English/French

First Known Use of fractured

1588

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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