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rupture

rup·ture

rupture

 
 
pronunciation:
ruhp chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of bursting, or the condition of being burst open or broken off.
synonyms:
breach, break, burst, fracture
similar words:
split
definition 2: a tear in bodily tissue, esp. a bursting out of an organ, as with a hernia or appendix.
definition 3: a breach in friendly social, family, or international relations.
synonyms:
breach, break, falling-out, rift, split
similar words:
chasm, rent
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ruptured, ruptures, rupturing
definition 1: to burst (something); break or tear open.
synonyms:
break, burst, bust
similar words:
crack, fissure, fracture, split, sunder, tear
definition 2: to break off (a friendship or other close relation).
synonyms:
break, dissolve, sever
similar words:
separate, split
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to burst or break open; undergo a rupture.
synonyms:
break, burst, bust
similar words:
crack, fissure, fracture, split, sunder, tear
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derivation: rupturable (adj.)
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