- The definition of a rupture is an instance where something bursts or suddenly breaks.
- An example of a rupture is a situation where an artery has broken open suddenly.
- An example of a rupture is when two countries stop having friendly relations.
- To rupture is to break or burst, or to cause to break or burst.
An example of rupture is when a pipe bursts.
- the act of breaking apart or bursting, or the state of being broken apart or burst; breach
- a breaking off of friendly or peaceful relations, as between countries or individuals
- Med. a hernia; esp.,
- an abdominal or inguinal hernia
- a forcible tearing or bursting of an organ or part, as of a blood vessel, the bladder, etc.
Origin: L Middle English ruptur from Middle French rupture from Classical Latin ruptura from ruptus, past participle of rumpere, to break from Indo-European an unverified form reup- from base an unverified form reu-, to tear out, tear apart, break from source rob, rub
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- a. The process or instance of breaking open or bursting.b. The state of being broken open.
- A break in friendly relations.
- Pathology a. A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.b. A tear in an organ or a tissue: rupture of an appendix; ligament rupture.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ruptūra, from ruptus, past participle of rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
- rupˈtur·a·ble adjective
rupture - Medical Definition
- The process of breaking open or bursting.
- A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
- A tear in an organ or a tissue.