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English definition of “rupture”

rupture

noun [C]     /ˈrʌp.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
an occasion when something explodes, breaks, or tears: a rupture of the pipelinefigurative a rupture (= an end to a friendly relationship) between the familiesTearing and breaking into pieces a medical condition in which the wall of muscle holding the stomach and bowels in place inside the body is broken apart: You're going to give yourself a rupture if you lift that. → Synonym herniaDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
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