Definitions for: Rupture


[n] the act of making a sudden noisy break
[n] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[n] state of being torn or burst open
[v] separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rup"ture (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum
to break: cf. F. rupture. See Reave, and cf. Rout a
defeat.]
1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of
being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the
rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
--Arbuthnot.

Hatch from the egg, that soon, Bursting with kindly
rupture, forth disclosed Their callow young.
--Milton.

2. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open
hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly
relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.

He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a
rupture with his family. --E. Everett.

3. (Med.) Hernia. See Hernia.

4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden
manner than by explosion. See Explosion.

Modulus of rupture. (Engin.) See under Modulus.

Syn: Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption; dissolution.
See Fracture.


Rup"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruptured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Rupturing.]
1. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a
blood vessel.

2. To produce a hernia in.


Rup"ture, v. i.
To suffer a breach or disruption.

Synonyms: breach, break, bust, falling out, rift, severance, snap, tear

See Also: break, breakage, breaking, breakup, detachment, dismantle, disunite, divide, harm, hernia, herniated disc, herniation, hurt, injury, lacerate, level, pan, part, pull, pull down, rase, raze, rend, rip, rip up, rive, ruptured intervertebral disc, separate, separation, shred, slipped disc, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear up, trash, trauma

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