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Rupture definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RUP'TURE, n. [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, v.t. To break; to burst; to part by violence; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
RUP'TURE, v.i. To suffer a breach of disruption.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: state of being torn or burst open
2: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations" [syn: rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]
3: the act of making a sudden noisy break v
1: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper" [syn: tear, rupture, snap, bust]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English ruptur, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French rupture, from Latin ruptura fracture, from ruptus, past participle of rumpere to break more at reave Date: 15th century 1. breach of peace or concord; specifically open hostility or war between nations 2. a. the tearing apart of a tissue <rupture of the heart muscle> <rupture of an intervertebral disk> b. hernia 3. a breaking apart or the state of being broken apart II. verb (ruptured; rupturing) Date: 1739 transitive verb 1. a. to part by violence ; break, burst b. to create or induce a breach of 2. to produce a rupture in intransitive verb to have or undergo a rupture

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the act or an instance of breaking; a breach. 2 a breach of harmonious relations; a disagreement and parting. 3 Med. an abdominal hernia. --v. 1 tr. break or burst (a cell or membrane etc.). 2 tr. sever (a connection). 3 intr. undergo a rupture. 4 tr. & intr. affect with or suffer a hernia. Derivatives: rupturable adj. Etymology: ME f. OF rupture or L ruptura f. rumpere rupt- break

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rupture 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rupture Rup"ture, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rupture 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hernia Her"ni*a, n.; pl. E. Hernias, L. Herni[ae]. [L.] (Med.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture. Strangulated hernia, a hernia so tightly compressed in some part of the channel through which it has been protruded as to arrest its circulation, and produce swelling of the protruded part. It may occur in recent or chronic hernia, but is more common in the latter.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(ruptures, rupturing, ruptured) 1. A rupture is a severe injury in which an internal part of your body tears or bursts open, especially the part between the bowels and the abdomen. N-COUNT 2. If a person or animal ruptures a part of their body or if it ruptures, it tears or bursts open. His stomach might rupture from all the acid... Whilst playing badminton, I ruptured my Achilles tendon. ...a ruptured appendix. VERB: V, V n, V-ed 3. If you rupture yourself, you rupture a part of your body, usually because you have lifted something heavy. He ruptured himself playing football. VERB: V pron-refl 4. If an object ruptures or if something ruptures it, it bursts open. Certain truck gasoline tanks can rupture and burn in a collision... Sloshing liquids can rupture the walls of their containers. = burst VERB: V, V n 5. If there is a rupture between people, relations between them get much worse or end completely. The incidents have not yet caused a major rupture in the political ties between countries. N-COUNT: usu with supp 6. If someone or something ruptures relations between people, they damage them, causing them to become worse or to end. The incident ruptures a recent and fragile cease-fire. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Breach, fracture, disruption, break, burst, dissolution. 2. Quarrel, feud, contention, hostility. 3. See hernia. II. v. a. Break, burst.

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