Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Rupture (Page: 1262)

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 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 desincline 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.

Rupture (Page: 1262)

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.

Rupture (Page: 1262)

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