verb (used with object), rup·tured, rup·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), rup·tured, rup·tur·ing.
- rupes altai,
- ruptured duck,
- rural dean,
- rural delivery,
- rural delivery service
Origin of rupture
Examples from the Web for 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|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ilana Bet-El|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second section, Rupture, represents the state between death and rebirth.
The exhibition is divided into three sections: origin, rupture, and rebirth.
What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir|Jeanette Winterson|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The occasion of this rupture between George the First and his son was curious.The Town|Leigh Hunt
And why the rupture frequently breaks out anew, after the operation apparently heals.Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured|Chas. Cluthe & Sons
Up to the time of the revolution, Canada had been a hostage, and England felt that she could at no time afford a rupture with us.Philip Dru: Administrator|Edward Mandell House
One such case seen only at autopsy had a rupture of the aorta just above the sinus of Valsalva and died of hemopericardium.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
The families were intimate; so intimate that their friendliness outlived generations, civil war, and all sorts of rupture.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
- the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
- another word for hernia
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.