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Noun: puncture  púngk-chu(r)
  1. Loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
  2. A small hole made by a sharp object
  3. The act of puncturing or perforating
  4. A deflated pneumatic tire
    - flat [N. Amer], flat tire [N. Amer], flat tyre [Brit]
Verb: puncture  púngk-chu(r)
  1. Pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into
    "puncture a tire"
  2. Make by piercing
    "puncture a hole"
  3. Reduce or lessen the size or importance of
    "The bad review of his work punctured his self-confidence";
    - deflate
  4. Cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
    "puncture an air balloon"
  5. Be pierced or punctured
    "The tire punctured"

Derived forms: punctured, punctures, puncturing

Type of: activity, break, come apart, create, decompress, deprecate, depreciate, depressurise [Brit], depressurize, fall apart, hole, make, misadventure, mischance, mishap, pierce, pneumatic tire [N. Amer], pneumatic tyre [Brit], separate, split up, vilipend

Encyclopedia: Puncture