adj. Obsolete

[From Latin frāctus, past participle of frangere, to break; see fraction.]
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The latter observation is comparable to findings of late enhancement in in fracted myocardial tissue.
in his fracted time, and he is only reporting, helplessly, what they say." Through Tuttle's ventriloquism "Rey is alive" (87), yet "fracted"--at once broken and newly reconstituted.
And just as Lauren is finally transformed by hearing voices from the past, so in reading and hearing the voices in The Body Artist we do not merely intrude upon them, but are possessed by their fracted human shapes, finally, if fleetingly, inhabiting them through DeLillo's ventriloquism.