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puncture

punc·ture

puncture

 
 
pronunciation:
puhngk chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small hole caused by a sharp object.
There is a puncture in the tire.
synonyms:
hole
similar words:
opening
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: punctured, punctures, puncturing
definition: to cause a hole to be made in something by being sharp or pointed.
The nail punctured my tire when I ran over it.
synonyms:
stick
similar words:
cut, drill, enter, lance, pink, pit
derivations: puncturable (adj.), puncturer (n.)
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