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Rupture


RUP'TURE, noun [Latin 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, verb transitive To break; to burst; to part by violence; as, to rupture a blood vessel.

RUP'TURE, verb intransitive To suffer a breach of disruption.