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

 

Hyponyms: centesis, perforation, prick, pricking, venipuncture, pinhole, pinprick, scarify

 

Derivational Morphology: deflator

 

 
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