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.
Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
Hernia. See Hernia.
A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.