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Noun
The act of breaking or the state of being broken
“In portal hypertensive gastropathy, the mucosa is friable and bleeding occurs when the ectatic vessels rupture and manifest as mucosal oozing.”
Noun
A breach of a harmonious relationship
“His rupture with the Labour Party is clearly painful, his whole adult life having been devoted to it.”
Noun
An abdominal hernia
“They represent the rupture of subepidermal connective tissue as a result of abdominal distension, either recent or remote.”
Verb
Break open
“An estimated 2,000 fans cheered the Shrimps onto the Division One club's pitch - but it took just two minutes for reality to rupture the excitement.”
Verb
To break or burst
“At very high concentrations of poly-L-lysine and a large number of attached cells, the membranes rupture due to the adhesion-induced tension.”
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