Rupture Definition

rŭpchər
ruptured, ruptures, rupturing
noun
ruptures
The act of breaking apart or bursting, or the state of being broken apart or burst; breach.
Webster's New World
A breaking off of friendly or peaceful relations, as between countries or individuals.
Webster's New World
A hernia.
Webster's New World
A tear in an organ or tissue.
Rupture of an appendix; ligament rupture.
American Heritage
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.
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verb
ruptured, ruptures, rupturing
To break apart or burst.
Webster's New World
To affect with, undergo, or suffer a rupture.
Webster's New World
To undergo or suffer a rupture.
The blister ruptured. Their friendship ruptured.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Rupture

Noun

Singular:
rupture
Plural:
ruptures

Origin of Rupture

  • From French rupture, or its source, Latin ruptura (“a breaking, rupture (of a limb or vein), in Medieval Latin also a road, a field, a form of feudal tenure, a tax, etc."), from the participle stem of rumpere (“to break, burst").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ruptūra from ruptus past participle of rumpere to break reup- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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