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.
An example of rupture is when a pipe bursts.
A rupture in the fuel line.
The accident ruptured his spleen.
The blister ruptured. Their friendship ruptured.
- An abdominal or inguinal hernia.
- A forcible tearing or bursting of an organ or part, as of a blood vessel, the bladder, etc.
Origin of rupture
- 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