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Noun: rupture  rúp-chu(r)
  1. State of being torn or burst open
  2. A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    "they hoped to avoid a rupture in relations";
    - breach, break, severance, rift, falling out
  3. The act of making a sudden noisy break
Verb: rupture  rúp-chu(r)
  1. Separate or cause to separate abruptly
    "rupture the paper";
    - tear, snap, bust [informal]

Derived forms: ruptured, ruptures, rupturing

Type of: break, breakage, breaking, breakup, detachment, disunite, divide, harm, hurt, injury, part, separate, separation, trauma

Encyclopedia: Rupture