[Word-ology] Fracture=Fract+Ure

💡Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!💡

Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

discursive=dis-[apart]+curs-[run]+ive[a]
Definition: proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

cursory=curs-[run]+ory[a.]
Definition: a brief one in which you do not pay much attention to detail


Today we will learn the new root “fract“. It means “break” and is used in many words. Let’s see the word “fracture” together.

In the word “fracture“, “fract” means “break“, “ure” means “n.“. By combining them together we can deduce that “fracture” means “the status of being broken

In Merriam-webster Dictionary, “fracture” means “the act or process of breaking or the state of being broken“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here is one example to use “fracture” :

He suffered multiple fractures in a motorcycle accident


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!

infraction= in-[in]+fract[break]+-ion[n.]

fragile= frag[fract, break]+-ile[a., tending to]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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