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

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  • rupture — [ ryptyr ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. ruptura, de rumpere « rompre » → roture 1 ♦ Division, séparation brusque (d une chose solide) en deux ou plusieurs parties; son résultat. ⇒ brisement, fracture. Rupture d essieu. Mécan. Division d un solide en deux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rupture — Rupture. s. f. v. Fracture. Action par laquelle une chose est rompue, estat d une chose rompuë. La rupture d une porte, d un coffre, d un cabinet &c. la rupture d un os, d une veine, d une artere, d une membrane. Rupture. signifie aussi, Hergne,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rupture — [n1] break, split breach, burst, cleavage, cleft, crack, division, fissure, fracture, hernia, herniation, parting, rent, schism, tear; concepts 309,513 Ant. closing, closure rupture [n2] disagreement, dissolution altercation, breach, break, break …   New thesaurus

  • rupture — [rup′chər] n. [LME ruptur < MFr rupture < L ruptura < ruptus, pp. of rumpere, to break < IE * reup < base * reu , to tear out, tear apart, break > ROB, RUB] 1. the act of breaking apart or bursting, or the state of being broken… …   English World 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To produce a hernia in. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rupture — Rupture, Ruptura. Rupture, quand l intestin descend, Enterocele …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • rupture — ► VERB 1) break or burst suddenly. 2) (be ruptured or rupture oneself) suffer an abdominal hernia. 3) breach or disturb (a harmonious situation). ► NOUN 1) an instance of rupturing. 2) an abdomina …   English terms dictionary

  • Rupture — Rup ture, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rupture — index alienation (estrangement), break (fracture), controversy (argument), disassociation, disrupt …   Law dictionary

  • rupture — n *breach, break, split, schism, rent, rift Analogous words: separation, division, parting, severance, divorce (see corresponding verbs at SEPARATE): estrangement, alienation (see corresponding verbs at ESTRANGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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