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rupture

rup·ture

rupture

 
pronunciation:
ruhp chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of breaking open or breaking off.
The rupture of the dam caused a flood.
synonyms:
breach, break, burst, fracture
similar words:
split
definition 2: a break in friendly connections between people or nations.
A rupture between the two countries started a war.
synonyms:
split
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ruptured, ruptures, rupturing
definition: to break or tear open.
He ruptured a tendon in his leg.
synonyms:
break, burst, bust
similar words:
crack, fracture, split, tear
derivation: rupturable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word rupture contains the following parts:
rupt Latin root that means to break, burst