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Noun
A small hole in something such as the skin, caused by a sharp object
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“The only negative aspect, was I got stuck in one of my toes by a sea urchin spine. I have since explored the puncture wound after coming home and found nothing.”
Noun
A small hole in a tire resulting in an escape of air
“His right rear tyre then suffered a puncture after a light touch from Ralf Schumacher's front wing as the German passed him on lap five.”
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The action or process of penetrating something
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A (small) indentation in a surface
Verb
To pierce and make a hole (or holes) in
“You should protect the vital areas along the mid-line of the torso, where even a shallow wound might puncture heart, lungs, liver, kidney or bowel.”
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To pierce or impale with a pointed object
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“You cannot drown spirit in water, burn it in the fire, cut it with a sword, blow it up with dynamite, puncture it with a spear, or nail it to the cross.”
Verb
To depressurize or (cause to) go flat, especially of a tire
“To get revenge, Po-po and her friend puncture the car's tires and then tease the couple about having bad luck with flat tires.”
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To undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
“She took it upon herself to puncture his ego whenever possible.”
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To pierce (a cask) to draw out liquid
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To disprove a statement, theory or belief
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Verb
To burst or cause to burst due to pressure or overheating
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