The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
- The process or instance of breaking open or bursting.
- The state of being broken open.
- A break in friendly relations.
- Pathology A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
- Pathology A tear in an organ or a tissue: rupture of an appendix; ligament rupture.
- To break open; burst.
- To undergo or suffer a rupture.