Rupture

Definition of Rupture

Rup´ture
n.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.
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.
v. t.1.To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
[imp. & p. p. Ruptured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rupturing.]
2.To produce a hernia in.
v. i.1.To suffer a breach or disruption.

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