Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.
Hatch from the egg, that soon,
Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young.
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.
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.
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.
Rup"ture, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption.