Definitions of rupture

  1. To burst or break violently apart; to affect with hernia.
  2. To burst; break; rend; sever.
  3. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
  4. To produce a hernia in.
  5. To break or burst: to part by violence.
  6. To suffer a breach or disruption.
  7. To suffer a breach.
  8. To break or burst.
  9. To part by violence; to burst; to suffer a breach or disruption.
  10. a personal or social separation ( as between opposing factions); " they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  11. the act of making a sudden noisy break
  12. state of being torn or burst open
  13. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
  14. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
  15. Hernia. See Hernia.
  16. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
  17. The act of bursting or breaking; the state of being broken or violently burst apart; breach or interruption of friendly relations; hernia, or a coming out of a part of the intestines through the inner wall of the abdomen.
  18. The act of breaking or bursting: the state of being broken: a breach of the peace: ( med.) the protrusion of any of the viscera.
  19. A breach; hernia.
  20. The act of rupturing; ruptured muscle; hernia; breach of peace and concord.
  21. The act of breaking or hursting; the state of being broken or violently parted; hernia; breach or interruption of peace.
  22. State of being broken or violently parted; a fracture; a breach; open hostility; a tumour caused by the protrusion of a part of the bowels; hernia.
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