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fractura
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fractura(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (medicine)
a. fracture
El tratamiento dependerá del tipo de fractura y de la localización.The treatment will depend on the type of fracture and where it is.
b. break
El médico me dice que la fractura ya ha consolidado.The doctor tells me that the break has now healed.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lorenzo sufrió una fractura del cráneo tras caer de su caballo.Lorenzo fractured his skull when he fell off his horse.
Lucía se cayó y tiene una fractura en la muñeca.Lucia fell down and broke her wrist.
2. (split)
a. crack
Las lluvias continuas han provocado una fractura en el muro de la presa.The continual rain caused a crack to form in the wall of the dam.
3. (geology)
a. fracture
La grieta en la roca también puede llamarse fractura.A crack in the rock can also be called a fracture.
b. fault (major)
El terremoto fue causado por una fractura en la corteza terrestre.The earthquake was caused by a fault in the earth's crust.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(collapse)
a. breakdown
Este sociólogo cree que se evidencia una fractura en la estructura social.This sociologist believes we are witnessing a breakdown in social structure.
b. break-up
Federico cree que esta actitud egoista contribuye a la fractura de las familias.Federico believes this selfish attitude contributes to the break-up of families.
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fractura
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. fracture
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fractura
1 (Med) fracture
fractura complicada compound fracture
fractura múltiple multiple fracture
2 (Jur)
robo con fractura burglary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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