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Meaning of PUNCTURE

Pronunciation:  'pungkchur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
  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.