Puncture meaning

pŭngkchər
To pierce with a pointed object.
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To make (a hole) by piercing.
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To be pierced or punctured.

The tire punctured when it hit the curb.

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The act or an instance of puncturing.
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To pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.

The needle punctured the balloon instantly.

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To depreciate or deflate.

Cutting remarks that punctured my ego.

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A hole or depression made by a sharp object, especially a hole in an automotive tire.
noun
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The act or an instance of perforating or piercing.
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A hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
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To perforate or pierce with a sharp point.
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To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture.

To puncture someone's pride.

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To be punctured.
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The act or an instance of puncturing.
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A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
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Origin of puncture

  • From Middle English a pricking from Late Latin pūnctūra from pūnctus past participle of pungere to prick peuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition