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noun [countable/uncountable]     rupture pronunciation in British English
/ˈrʌptʃə(r)/
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  1. 1
    an occasion when something suddenly bursts or tears

    a rupture of the eardrum

    1. a.
      an injury in which one of the organs in your body sticks out through the muscle surrounding it
  2. 2
    an end to a friendly relationship or to a peaceful situation

    The marriage caused a rupture in her relationship with her mother.

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