Rupture



noun
1.
the act of breaking or bursting:
The flood led to the rupture of the dam.
2.
the state of being broken or burst:
a rupture in the earth’s surface.
3.
a breach of harmonious, friendly, or peaceful relations.
4.
Pathology. hernia, especially abdominal hernia.
verb (used with object), ruptured, rupturing.
5.
to break or burst:
He ruptured a blood vessel.
6.
to cause a breach of:
to rupture friendly relations.
7.
Pathology. to affect with hernia.
verb (used without object), ruptured, rupturing.
8.
to suffer a break or rupture.
noun
1.
the act of breaking or bursting or the state of being broken or burst
2.
a breach of peaceful or friendly relations
3.
(pathol)

the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
another word for hernia

verb
4.
to break or burst or cause to break or burst
5.
to affect or be affected with a rupture or hernia
6.
to undergo or cause to undergo a breach in relations or friendship

rupture rup·ture (rŭp’chər)
n.

The process of breaking open or bursting.

A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.

A tear in an organ or a tissue.

v. rup·tured, rup·tur·ing, rup·tures
To break open; burst.

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