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[n] the act of making a sudden noisy break
[n] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[n] state of being torn or burst open
[v] separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

Misc. Definitions

\Rup"ture\ (?; 135), n. [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\, v. 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\, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption.

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