To rupture is to break or burst, or to cause to break or burst.(verb)
An example of rupture is when a pipe bursts.
The definition of a rupture is an instance where something bursts or suddenly breaks.(noun)
See rupture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME ruptur < MFr rupture < L ruptura < ruptus, pp. of rumpere, to break < IE *reup- < base *reu-, to tear out, tear apart, break > rob, rub
See rupture in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin ruptūra
Origin: , from ruptus
Origin: , past participle of rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
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