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rupture

[ ruhp-cher ]
/ 藞r蕦p t蕛蓹r /
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noun
verb (used with object), rup路tured, rup路tur路ing.
verb (used without object), rup路tured, rup路tur路ing.
to suffer a break or rupture.
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Origin of rupture

1475鈥85; <Latin rupt奴ra (noun), equivalent to rupt(us) (past participle of rumpere to break) + -奴ra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM rupture

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rupture

rapture, rupture
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How to use rupture in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rupture

rupture
/ (藞r蕦pt蕛蓹) /

noun
the act of breaking or bursting or the state of being broken or burst
a breach of peaceful or friendly relations
pathol
  1. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
  2. another word for hernia
verb
to break or burst or cause to break or burst
to affect or be affected with a rupture or hernia
to undergo or cause to undergo a breach in relations or friendship

Derived forms of rupture

rupturable, adjective

Word Origin for rupture

C15: from Latin rupt奴ra a breaking, from rumpere to burst forth; see erupt
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Medical definitions for rupture

rupture
[ r怒pch蓹r ]

n.
The process of breaking open or bursting.
A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
A tear in an organ or a tissue.
v.
To break open; burst.
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