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 for rupture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rupture \Rup"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum
     to break: cf. F. rupture. See Reave, and cf. Rout a
     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 lutestring.
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              Hatch from the egg, that soon,
              Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
              Their callow young.                   --Milton.
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     2. Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open
        hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly
        relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
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              He knew that policy would disincline Napoleon from a
              rupture with his family.              --E. Everett.
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     3. (Med.) Hernia. See Hernia.
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     4. A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden
        manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
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     Modulus of rupture. (Engin.) See under Modulus.
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     Syn: Fracture; breach; break; burst; disruption; dissolution.
          See Fracture.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rupture \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.
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     2. To produce a hernia in.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rupture \Rup"ture\, v. i.
     To suffer a breach or disruption.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hernia \Her"ni*a\, n.; pl. E. Hernias, L. Herni[ae]. [L.]
     A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has
     escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some
     natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as,
     hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of
     the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture.
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     Strangulated hernia, a hernia so tightly compressed in some
        part of the channel through which it has been protruded as
        to arrest its circulation, and produce swelling of the
        protruded part. It may occur in recent or chronic hernia,
        but is more common in the latter.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: state of being torn or burst open
      2: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
         factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations" [syn:
         rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling
      3: the act of making a sudden noisy break
      v 1: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
           "tear the paper" [syn: tear, rupture, snap, bust]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  200 Moby Thesaurus words for "rupture":
     abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, alienation, arroyo, bark, blemish,
     bloody, box canyon, breach, breach of friendship, break, break in,
     break into, break open, break through, break up, breakage,
     breaking, breaking up, burn, burst, burst in, bursting, bust,
     bust in, canyon, cave in, cavity, chafe, chap, chasm, check,
     chimney, chink, chip, claw, cleavage, cleave, cleft, cleuch,
     clough, col, come apart, come unstuck, concussion, coulee, couloir,
     crack, crackle, cranny, craze, crevasse, crevice, cut, cut apart,
     cwm, defile, dell, detachment, dike, disaffection, disfavor,
     disintegrate, disjoin, disrupt, disruption, dissect, dissolution,
     disunion, disunite, disunity, ditch, divergence, divide,
     dividedness, division, divorce, divorcement, donga, draw,
     estrangement, excavation, exfoliate, fall to pieces, falling-out,
     fault, fissure, flash burn, flaw, flume, force open, fracture,
     fray, frazzle, fret, furrow, gall, gap, gape, gash, give away,
     give way, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hole, hurt, incise,
     incision, injure, injury, joint, kloof, lacerate, laceration, leak,
     lesion, maim, make mincemeat of, maul, moat, mortal wound,
     mutilate, mutilation, notch, nullah, open, open rupture, opening,
     part, parting, partition, pass, passage, pierce, prize open,
     puncture, ravine, recall of ambassadors, rend, rent, rift, rime,
     rip, rive, run, savage, scald, scale, schism, scissure, scorch,
     scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, seam, second-degree burn, separate,
     separation, sever, severance, skin, slash, slice, slit, slot, snap,
     sore, splinter, split, split open, split up, split-up, splitting,
     sprain, spring a leak, stab, stab wound, start, stick, stove in,
     strain, sunder, tear, tear open, third-degree burn, trauma,
     traumatize, trench, valley, void, wadi, wound, wounds immedicable,

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