Associations to the word «Rupture»


RUPTURE, noun. A burst, split, or break.
RUPTURE, noun. A social breach or break, between individuals or groups.
RUPTURE, noun. (medicine) A break or tear in soft tissue, such as a muscle.
RUPTURE, noun. (engineering) A failure mode in which a tough ductile material pulls apart rather than cracking.
RUPTURE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure.
RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES, noun. (medicine) The rupture of the amniotic sac, whether naturally at the onset of labour, occurring prematurely, or artificially induced.

Dictionary definition

RUPTURE, noun. State of being torn or burst open.
RUPTURE, noun. A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations".
RUPTURE, noun. The act of making a sudden noisy break.
RUPTURE, verb. Separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke