What does the word rupture mean?

Usage examples for rupture

  1. Added to this, however, we have the fact that under conditions where violent shock occurs the cog would have sufficient elasticity to give, or spring, and thus break the shock which cast iron would resist to the point of rupture. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. You cannot force them into an open rupture. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  3. Same way with rupture. – Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
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