[puhngk-cher] /ˈpʌŋk tʃər/
the act of piercing or perforating, as with a pointed instrument or object.
a hole or mark so made.
Zoology. a small pointlike depression.
verb (used with object), punctured, puncturing.
to pierce or perforate, as with a pointed instrument:
to puncture leather with an awl.
to make (a hole, perforation, etc.) by piercing or perforating:
He punctured a row of holes in the cardboard.
to make a puncture in:
A piece of glass punctured the tire.
to reduce or diminish as if by piercing; damage; wound:
to puncture a person’s pride.
to cause to collapse or disintegrate; spoil; ruin:
to puncture one’s dream of success.
verb (used without object), punctured, puncturing.
to become punctured:
These tires do not puncture easily.
a small hole made by a sharp object
a perforation and loss of pressure in a pneumatic tyre, made by sharp stones, glass, etc
the act of puncturing or perforating
(transitive) to pierce (a hole) in (something) with a sharp object
to cause (something pressurized, esp a tyre) to lose pressure by piercing, or (of a tyre, etc) to be pierced and collapse in this way
(transitive) to depreciate (a person’s self-esteem, pomposity, etc)
late 14c., from Late Latin punctura “a pricking,” from Latin punctus, past participle of pungere “to prick, pierce” (see pungent).
1690s, from puncture (n.). Related: Punctured; puncturing.
puncture punc·ture (pŭngk’chər)
v. punc·tured, punc·tur·ing, punc·tures
To pierce with a pointed object, as with a needle. n.
A hole or depression made by a sharp object. Also called centesis.
- Puncture wound
puncture wound n. A wound that is deeper than it is wide, produced by a narrow pointed object.
noun 1. a caltrop, Tribulus terrestris, having spiny fruit that can puncture tires.
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