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fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
fracking the injection into an oil or natural gas well of large amounts of pressurized water containing sand and chemicals, which fractures the surrounding rock, creating fissures through which oil or gas flows into the well, thus increasing its output; hydraulic fracturing.
fractal in mathematics and physics, a very irregular line or surface that is formed of an endless number of irregular sections so that its dimensions or other physical properties are always only approximations based on the system of measuring that is used.
fraction a number expressed as one number or algebraic quantity divided by another. [4 definitions]
fractional pertaining to or consisting of a fraction. [2 definitions]
fractional currency coins or paper money with a value less than the standard monetary unit, such as a U.S. dime or quarter.
fractionate to separate into ingredients, component parts, or the like, as by a chemical separation.
fractious inclined to be irritable and quarrelsome; cranky. [2 definitions]
fracture the act of breaking or the state of being broken, esp. a bone. [7 definitions]
fractus a kind of ragged cumulus or stratus cloud.
fragile easily damaged; delicate. [2 definitions]
fragility the condition of being delicate and easily broken.
fragment a broken off or incomplete part. [3 definitions]
fragmental fragmentary.
fragmentary consisting of fragments; incomplete or disconnected.
fragmentation the act or process of breaking into fragments. [2 definitions]
fragmentation bomb a bomb that scatters shell fragments over a large area when it explodes.
fragmented broken up into fragments. [2 definitions]
fragrance the state of being fragrant. [2 definitions]
fragrant having a pleasant smell; aromatic.
frail1 weak or sickly. [4 definitions]