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Definitions of puncture

  1. reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make by piercing; "puncture a hole" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of puncturing or perforating Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small hole made by a sharp object Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To pierce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Incision of tissues for injection of medication or for other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Punctures of the skin, for example may be used for diagnostic drainage; of blood vessels for diagnostic imaging procedures. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. A small hole or wound made by a pointed instrument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. To make a hole in, or pierce, with a pointed instrument; to prick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 1. To make a hole with a small pointed object, such as a needle. 2. A prick or small hole made with a pointed instrument. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Small incision, as with a lancet. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. A pricking: a small hole made with a sharp point. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To prick: to pierce with a pointed instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Small hold made with a point. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To prick; pierce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A small hole made by piercing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A perforation made with a pointed instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To pierce with a small pointed instrument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A small round surface depression. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  26. [Latin] A small round surface depression (biol.). na
  27. pungk't[=u]r, n. a pricking: a small hole made with a sharp point.--v.t. to prick: to pierce with a pointed instrument.--n. PUNCTUR[=A]'TION. [L. punctura--pung[)e]re, to prick.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. A wound made by a pointed instrument, as a sword, bayonet, needle, thorn, etc. A puncture is, generally, of trifling consequence; but, sometimes, it becomes important from the parts implicated, and the after consequences. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  29. Pricking, prick, esp. accidental pricking of pneumatic tire; hole thus made; (v.t.) prick, pierce; (v.i., of tire, bicycle &c., rider &c.) experience a p. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. An act of piercing; also, a wound made by a pointed instrument. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. A small hole made by a sharp point. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. The act or process of making such a hole. See paracentesis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. n. [Latin] Act of perforating with a pointed instrument ;-a small hole made by a point. Cabinet Dictionary

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