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Adjective: punctured  púngk-chu(r)d
  1. Having a hole cut through
    "a punctured balloon";
    - pierced, perforated, perforate
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"

See also: cut

Type of: break, come apart, create, decompress, deprecate, depreciate, depressurise [Brit], depressurize, fall apart, make, pierce, separate, split up, vilipend

Encyclopedia: Puncture