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rupture
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
to burst, break, or tear; or the resultant damage — can also be non-physical as in damaging a relationship or logical argument
  • A couple of the anchors, news jocks to the end, set the cameras to film their own deaths — the screams, the dissolving skins, the ruptured eyeballs and all.
    p. 344.4
  • He hobbles across the beach to the water's edge, washes his foot, feels the sting of salt: there must have been a boil, the thing must have ruptured overnight, the wound feels huge now.
    p. 371.9

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