Rupture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌptʃər|  American pronunciation of the word rupture
Brit.  |ˈrʌptʃə|  British pronunciation of the word rupture


- state of being torn or burst open
- a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) (syn: breach, break, rift, severance)
- the act of making a sudden noisy break


- separate or cause to separate abruptly (syn: bust, snap, tear)


A rupture in the pipeline resulted in major water damage.

an infection that could cause rupture of the eardrum

The conflict caused a rupture in relations between the former allies.

They're trying to heal the rupture in their relationship.

The pipe ruptured because of high water pressure.

High water pressure ruptured the pipe.

The impact ruptured his liver.

The scandal ruptured relations between the two countries.

The crime ruptured the peace of a small town.

The eleventh century saw the formal rupture between East and West.

The rupture with his father was absolute.

The pipe will rupture at its weakest point.

His liver was ruptured when a brick wall collapsed on him.

The noise ruptured the tranquility of the afternoon.

a swelling with a disposition to rupture

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rupture
he/she/it: ruptures
present participle: rupturing
past tense: ruptured
past participle: ruptured
singular: rupture
plural: ruptures
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