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rupturing

verb
present participle of rupture

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2 to develop a hole, crack, or tear often in a sudden and forceful or violent way
  • The pipeline ruptured, leaking thousands of gallons of oil.
  • The fault could rupture during the next major earthquake.
  • High blood pressure caused the blood vessels to rupture.

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“Rupturing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rupturing. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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