Definition of 'rupture'
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It caused her stomach to rupture and she had to have emergency surgery. The Sun (2012)Fuel was streaming from a tank ruptured by gunfire. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)She discovered her implants had ruptured in the same week she found out she was pregnant again. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also said that he had found no internal rupture of any significance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Official figures show the scale of the implant rupturing problem. The Sun (2014)He will have a scan today and could be out for six months if the tendon is ruptured. The Sun (2007)The other two out of ten strokes follow bleeding caused by a rupture of a cerebral blood vessel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its most important job is to protect the driver from fire in case the car crashes and the fuel tank is ruptured. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An inflamed appendix could rupture before we would know what was going on, causing significant complication. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Such earthquakes can rupture the earth's surface. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he did not play at the finals after rupturing an Achilles tendon. The Sun (2012)There are now serious worries that these cut-price implants will rupture. The Sun (2012)Both implants had ruptured, leaving her with silicone floating around her body. The Sun (2011)PIP implants were withdrawn after being found to rupture and cause inflammation and irritation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I had two scans which showed my left implant had ruptured. The Sun (2013)I had a scan and was told that my implant had ruptured in the impact of the crash. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A significant number of patients also do not go back to the clinic where they had their surgery if they suffer a rupture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I don't know if my implants have ruptured but my symptoms sound identical to the women whose have. The Sun (2012)They can also rupture, triggering a sudden, complete blockage of blood flow. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He ruptured his Achilles tendon in July. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But at some point I ruptured the tendon in my finger either busting through a table or climbing up a net. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'rupture'
British English: rupture NOUN
A rupture is a severe injury in which an internal part of your body tears or bursts open, especially the part between the bowels and the abdomen.
The abdominal infection was caused by a rupture of his stomach.
British English: rupture VERB
If a person or animal ruptures a part of their body or if it ruptures, it tears or bursts open.
His stomach might rupture from all the acid.
Definition of rupture from the Collins English Dictionary
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