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Meaning of PUNCTURE

Pronunciation:  'pungkchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of puncturing or perforating
  2. [n]  a small hole made by a sharp object
  3. [n]  loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
  4. [v]  be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured"
  5. [v]  cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon"
  6. [v]  reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
  7. [v]  pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire"
  8. [v]  make by piercing; "puncture a hole"
 

PUNCTURE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: deflate
 
 See Also: activity, break, centesis, come apart, create, decompress, deprecate, depreciate, depressurise, depressurize, fall apart, hole, make, misadventure, mischance, mishap, perforation, pierce, pinhole, pinprick, prick, pricking, scarify, separate, split up, venipuncture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Punc"ture\, n. [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to
    prick. See {Pungent}.]
    1. The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.
    
    2. A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or
       sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin.
    
             A lion may perish by the puncture of an asp.
                                                   --Rambler.
    
    
  2. \Punc"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punctured}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Puncturing}.]
    To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to
    prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin.
    
    
 

 

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