Meaning of “rupture” - Learner’s Dictionary

rupture

verb [ I, T ] uk us /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 pipeline
rupture noun [ C ]

(Definition of “rupture” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)