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Definition of Rupture


  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.
  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.
  3. Hernia. See Hernia.
  4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
  5. To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
  6. To produce a hernia in.
  7. To suffer a breach or disruption.
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Rupture Translations

rupture in French is rupture, se rompre, cassure
rupture in German is Bruch, zerbrechen, brechen
rupture in Italian is frantumare, frattura
rupture in Spanish is rotura, quebradura, tronzar, ruptura
rupture in Swedish is bristning, brock, brista, brott