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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rup·ture /ˈrʌp(t)ʃɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rup·ture /ˈrəpʧɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rup·ture n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rup·ture, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]