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Verb
To be making a hole
Verb
Present participle for to make a hole or series of 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to pierce
“I could never puncture my own skin with a hypodermic needle.”
Verb
Present participle for deflate someone's idea, feelings
“A witty column which punctures celebrity egos.”
Verb
Shooting down
Verb
Present participle for to cause a sudden collapse of (mood or feeling)
Noun
The action or process of penetrating something
Adjective
Tending to or able to penetrate
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