Definitions

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  • adj. Having a rupture.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rupture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a rupture, or hernia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a rupture (specifically, a hernia).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A spokesman for D.C. Water said a 16-inch main ruptured nearby on 14th Street NE, affecting 50 homes and the school; no repair time was estimated.

    Water main break halts electronic voting at Brookland elementary school

  • The harshest message from environmentalists has been an early and anemic protest outside the White House calling the ruptured well "Obama's Crude Awakening."

    Home/News

  • In this case the point of infection was walled in, as all such cases are, with exudates and whether the appendix was primarily affected or not doesn't matter; it was within this enclosure and found to be ruptured, which is common; but its rupture was of no consequence because the escaped contents were in the abscess cavity that finally emptied into the cecum, the natural outlet in all these cases if they are left to nature and not officiously fingered -- thumbed and punched to death.

    Appendicitis

  • I frowned, gave my lip a gentle chew, and then looked her in the eye, speaking soft like a man striving valiantly to conceal his emotion — you know, a kind of ruptured Galahad.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • I frowned, gave my lip a gentle chew, and then looked her in the eye, speaking soft like a man striving valiantly to conceal his emotion - you know, a kind of ruptured Galahad.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • All in a split second, as I say-just time for me to stare uncomprehending for two heart-beats, and then let a great light of joy dawn in my eyes for an instant, gradually fading to a kind of ruptured awe as I took a hesitant step forward, dropped on one knee beside her, took her hand gently, and said in husky disbelief:

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • Delores’s worried expression ruptured into pain, and she burst into tears.

    Long Way Home

  • Having worked in the operating room and been on call for several years, I've removed countless "ruptured" appendixes.

    Usmagazine.com celebrity_news

  • Sterett worries most about three things: head injuries that can become life-threatening; internal injuries such as ruptured spleens; and orthopedic emergencies, such as broken legs, dislocated knees and torn ligaments.

    The Seattle Times

  • • an increased chance of complications related to the pregnancy - such as ruptured membranes, a low lying placenta (placenta praevia - can lead to bleeding), placental abruption

    NZ On Screen

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