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English definition of “rupture”

rupture

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ˈrʌptʃər/
If you rupture something, you break or tear it, and if something ruptures, it breaks or tears: He fell and ruptured a ligament in his knee. a ruptured pipelineExploding and eruptingGeneral bodily disorders
rupture noun [C]
(Definition of rupture from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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