rup·ture /ˈrəpʧɚ/ 名詞
1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken 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. --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 disincline 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.
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.
n 1: state of being torn or burst open
2: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[syn: breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]
3: the act of making a sudden noisy break
v : separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
"tear the paper" [syn: tear, snap, bust]