Student Dictionary

3 entries found for rupture.
To select an entry, click on it.
 
Main Entry: 1rupĚture
Pronunciation: primarystressrschwap-chschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ruptur "a breach of the peace," from early French rupture "a breach of the peace" or Latin ruptura "fracture, break," from Latin ruptus, past participle of rumpere "to break" --related to CORRUPT, INTERRUPT
1 : a break in peaceful or friendly relations
2 : a breaking or tearing apart (as of body tissue) <a rupture in an artery>
3 : HERNIA

Pronunciation Symbols