Part of speech: verb

To burst; break; rend; sever.

Part of speech: noun

The act of rupturing; ruptured muscle; hernia; breach of peace and concord.

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Usage examples "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", Joshua Rose.
  2. You cannot force them into an open rupture. - "By Right of Purchase", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Same way with rupture. - "Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured", Chas. Cluthe & Sons.