August 16, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
rupture /ˈrʌptʃɚ/ noun

plural ruptures

A rupture in a water pipe
A rupture in a water pipe
Learner's definition of RUPTURE

1 [count, noncount] : a crack or break in something (such as a pipe)

  • A rupture in the pipeline resulted in major water damage.


2 a : a break or tear in a part of the body


  • a rupture of an artery


  • an infection that could cause rupture of the eardrum

b [count] : hernia

3 [count] : a break in good relations between people or countries

  • The conflict caused a rupture in relations between the former allies.

  • They're trying to heal the rupture in their relationship.

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