Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fracture again (a badly set bone) in order to secure union in a better position.
  • noun A breaking again, as of a badly set bone.
  • noun Refraetoriness; antagonism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) A second breaking (as of a badly set bone) by the surgeon.
  • transitive verb (Surg.) To break again, as a bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To fracture again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb break (a bone) that was previously broken but mended in an abnormal way

Etymologies

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re- +‎ fracture

Examples

  • For all the eye candy that patients see in the new office, many of the group's advancements have come in features that patients can't see: lenticular refracture surgery and electronic medical records.

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  • t refracture it rummaging through the wreckage; if there were no internal injuries that crippled him first; if there was nothing on this planet that decided he looked tasty ...

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