fracture (n.) Look up fracture at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "a breaking of a bone," from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura "a breach, break, cleft," from fractus, past participle of frangere "to break" (see fraction).
fracture (v.) Look up fracture at Dictionary.com
1610s (implied in fractured), from fracture (n.). Related: Fracturing.