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noun as in break, split

verb as in break open

verb as in disagree; dissolve union

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Example Sentences

He said crews were not sure what caused the main to rupture.

A widely known concept in studying family interactions, “rupture and repair,” describes the importance of the repair process after a negative interaction.

When we feel shame, we are unable to engage in the “repair” step, which only leaves the rupture.

The conversion of public subsidy into private profit feels like a rupture in the system—one that would be fixed, perhaps, if states controlled the fruits of their funding more.

From Quartz

Philip’s reported insistence on leaving his own mark may have led to a post-coronation rupture in their relationship.

From Time

Over the next eight years, the rupture would fissure across every state and territory in the Union.

A fragile and divided Lebanon risks rupture over the civil war raging next door in Syria.

Are we living through a parallel period – an end of an era before a rupture?

The second section, Rupture, represents the state between death and rebirth.

The exhibition is divided into three sections: origin, rupture, and rebirth.

Between South and North, the probabilities of a serious, and no very distant rupture, are strong and manifest.

One of these is the liability to inguinal hernia, or rupture, which leads to much suffering and frequent death in man.

It is remarkable that this was not against the composers wishes, even if he did nothing actually to cause the rupture.

An address founded on these resolutions was voted; many thought that a violent rupture was inevitable.

She was bound to him by bonds so intimately and secretly interwoven that to rupture any one of them would kill her.


On this page you'll find 176 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rupture, such as: breach, fissure, fracture, hernia, schism, and burst.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.