Rup"ture (?; 135), n. [L.
ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum to break: cf. F.
rupture. See Reave, and cf. Rout a defeat.]
1. 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
Hatch from the egg, that soon, Milton.
Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young.
2. Breach of peace or concord between
individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of
friendly relations; as, the parties came to a
He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a
rupture with his family. E. Everett.
3. (Med.) Hernia. See
4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a
less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
Modulus of rupture. (Engin.) See under
Syn. -- Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption;
dissolution. See Fracture.
Rup"ture, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Ruptured (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Rupturing.] 1. To part by violence; to
break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
2. To produce a hernia in.
Rup"ture, v. i. To suffer a breach