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Definition 1: the act of puncturing or perforating - [noun denoting act]

(puncture is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of puncture ) (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid

(... is a kind of puncture ) the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)

(... is a kind of puncture ) the act of puncturing with a small point

"he gave the balloon a small prick"

(... is a kind of puncture ) (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye

Definition 2: a small hole made by a sharp object - [noun denoting artifact]

(puncture is a kind of ...) an opening deliberately made in or through something

(... is a kind of puncture ) a small puncture that might have been made by a pin

(... is a kind of puncture ) small puncture (as if made by a pin)

Definition 3: loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object - [noun denoting event]

(puncture is a kind of ...) an instance of misfortune

Definition 4: cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing - [verb of change]

Samples where puncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puncture an air balloon

(puncture is a kind of ...) decrease the pressure of

"depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

Definition 5: be pierced or punctured - [verb of change]

Samples where puncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tire punctured

(puncture is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

Definition 6: reduce or lessen the size or importance of - [verb of communication]

Samples where puncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence

Synonyms for puncture in the sense of this definition

(puncture is a kind of ...) belittle

"The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

Definition 7: pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into - [verb of contact]

Samples where puncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puncture a tire

(puncture is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

(... is a kind of puncture ) puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals

"The men in some African tribes scarify their faces"

Definition 8: make by piercing - [verb of contact]

Samples where puncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puncture a hole

(puncture is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

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