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Synonyms for fracture

Synonyms for fracture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

to undergo partial breaking

Synonyms for fracture

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

the act of cracking something

violate or abuse

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interrupt, break, or destroy

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break into pieces

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become fractured

break (a bone)

fracture a bone of

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Desiccation and fracturing were probably heightened in the Till Plains of Ohio during the dry Altithermal period (about 6,000 to 9,000 years ago) when prairies and grasslands of the Plains expanded eastward to central Ohio.
Meade and Jeanloz induced fracturing in a sample that combined olivine, pyroxene and sepentine.
Early conventional wells were not able to stimulate flow at commercial rates from the McClure Shale, but pioneering work by Texaco and EOG Resources showed the way by drilling horizontally into the zone and then fracturing the surrounding formation to release the hydrocarbons at a high rate in their oil plays to the south of Tri-Valley's Sunrise Project.
Geotec can now offer fracturing and formation cleaning together or independently, depending on the well operator's budgetary restrictions.