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puncture

punc·ture

puncture

 
 
pronunciation:
puhngk chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small hole caused esp. by a sharp or pointed object.
a puncture in the tire
synonyms:
boring, hole, perforation, prick
similar words:
aperture, bore, breach, broach, eyelet, opening, orifice, vent
definition 2: the action or an instance of making such a hole.
synonyms:
boring, holing, perforation, piercing, prick
similar words:
drilling, gimleting, punching, reaming, stabbing, stick
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: punctured, punctures, puncturing
definition 1: to penetrate or pierce, esp. with a sharp or pointed object.
synonyms:
pierce, prick, punch, stab, stick
similar words:
bore, cut, drill, enter, gore, impale, lance, penetrate, perforate, pink, pit, ream, skewer, slit, spike
definition 2: to make (a small hole), esp. with a sharp or pointed object.
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synonyms:
bore, gimlet, hole, perforate, pierce
similar words:
pink, pit, prick, punch, ream
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be penetrated or pierced, esp. by a sharp or pointed object.
derivations: puncturable (adj.), puncturer (n.)
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