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Webster 1913 Edition


Rupture

Rup′ture

(?; 135)
,
Noun.
[L.
ruptura
, fr.
rumpere
,
ruptum
to break: cf. F.
rupture
. See
Reave
, and cf.
Rout
a defeat.]
1.
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
.
Arbuthnot.
Hatch from the egg, that soon,
Bursting with kindly
rupture
, forth disclosed
Their callow young.
Milton.
2.
Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations;
as, the parties came to a
rupture
.
He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a
rupture
with his family.
E. Everett.
3.
(Med.)
Hernia. See
Hernia
.
4.
A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See
Explosion
.
Modulus of rupture
.
(Engin.) See under
Modulus
.
Syn. – Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption; dissolution. See
Fracture
.

Rup′ture

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ruptured
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Rupturing
.]
1.
To part by violence; to break; to burst;
as, to
rupture
a blood vessel
.
2.
To produce a hernia in.

Rup′ture

,
Verb.
I.
To suffer a breach or disruption.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rupture

RUP'TURE

,
Noun.
[L. ruptus, rumpo, to break.]
1.
The act of breaking or bursting; the state of being broken or violently parted; as the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber.
2.
Hernia; a preternatural protrusion of the contents of the abdomen.
3.
Breach of peace or concord, either between individuals or nations; between nations, open hostility or war. We say, the parties or nations have come to an open rupture.
He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a rupture with his family.

RUP'TURE

,
Verb.
T.
To break; to burst; to part by violence; as, to rupture a blood vessel.

RUP'TURE

,
Verb.
I.
To suffer a breach of disruption.

Definition 2022


rupture

rupture

English

Noun

rupture (plural ruptures)

  1. A burst, split, or break.
    • Milton
      Hatch from the egg, that soon, / Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed / Their callow young.
  2. A social breach or break, between individuals or groups.
    • E. Everett
      He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a rupture with his family.
  3. (medicine) A break or tear in soft tissue, such as a muscle.
  4. (engineering) A failure mode in which a tough ductile material pulls apart rather than cracking.

Translations

Verb

rupture (third-person singular simple present ruptures, present participle rupturing, simple past and past participle ruptured)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure.

Translations

See also


French

Pronunciation

Noun

rupture f (plural ruptures)

  1. breakup, rupture

Latin

Participle

ruptūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of ruptūrus