verb (used with object), rup·tured, rup·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), rup·tured, rup·tur·ing.
Origin of rupture
Synonyms for rupture
Antonyms for rupture
Related Words for rupturefissure, schism, fracture, breach, hernia, rift, misunderstanding, disruption, estrangement, puncture, burst, tear, shatter, erupt, sunder, disrupt, sever, division, rent, crack
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Contemporary Examples of rupture
Over the next eight years, the rupture would fissure across every state and territory in the Union.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics
July 24, 2014
Are we living through a parallel period – an end of an era before a rupture?The Final Shoot: How an English Country Novel Set in 1913 Explains 2013
November 30, 2013
The second section, Rupture, represents the state between death and rebirth.
The exhibition is divided into three sections: origin, rupture, and rebirth.
It was a rupture in our genealogy that came to serve as a metaphor for larger losses in black history.‘Searching for Zion’: Emily Raboteau’s Hunt for the Promised Land
January 13, 2013
Historical Examples of rupture
If he remained only a few minutes it would indicate that there had been a rupture.Her Father's Daughter
The married couple should, therefore, avoid everything which may rupture this link.The Sexual Question
As soon as each understood the other's full intention, there would be a rupture.
Step by step the mother country and its colonies were advancing to a rupture.
It is rumored here that the Russian ambassador is no stranger to this rupture.'A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Word Origin for rupture
late 14c., originally medical, from Latin ruptura "the breaking (of an arm or leg), fracture," from past participle stem of rumpere "to break," from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). Specifically as "abdominal hernia" from early 15c.
1739, from rupture (n.). Related: Ruptured; rupturing. Ruptured duck (1945) was U.S. GI's dismissive term (based on its design) for the discharge button they were awarded.