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Meaning of RUPTURE

Pronunciation:  'rupchur

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

RUPTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rup"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum
    to break: cf. F. rupture. See {Reave}, and cf. {Rout} a
    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.
             Hatch from the egg, that soon, Bursting with kindly
             rupture, forth disclosed Their callow young.
    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}.
  2. \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.
  3. \Rup"ture\, v. i.
    To suffer a breach or disruption.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: break or tear in any organ or soft tissue.