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Definition of "rupture" []

  • The process or instance of breaking open or bursting. (noun)
  • The state of being broken open. (noun)
  • A break in friendly relations. (noun)
  • Pathology A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines. (noun)
  • Pathology A tear in an organ or a tissue: rupture of an appendix; ligament rupture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rupture" in a sentence
  • "And for him, such a rupture is simply not an issue."
  • "Yes - there are risks (previous scar rupture is a 0.1 – 0.5% risk) and during labour, the decision to go to a second c-section might still have to be made."
  • "The left-right religious rupture is not the only divisive element within religious zionism."