HyperDic: puncture

English > 8 senses of the word puncture:
VERBcontactpuncturepierce with a pointed object
contactpuncturemake by piercing
communicationpuncture, deflatereduce or lessen the size or importance of
changepuncturecause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
changepuncturebe pierced or punctured
NOUNeventpunctureloss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
artifactpuncturea small hole made by a sharp object
actpuncturethe act of puncturing or perforating
puncture > pronunciation
Soundspah'ngkcher; pah'ngksher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
Ashur ... Yorkshire: 36 rhymes with sher...
English > puncture: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningLoss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object.
Broadermishap, misadventure, mischanceAn instance of misfortune
Spanishpinchazo, reventón
Catalanpunxada, rebentada
Verbspuncturecause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
puncturebe pierced or punctured
puncturepierce with a pointed object
English > puncture: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA small hole made by a sharp object.
NarrowerpinholeA small puncture that might have been made by a pin
pinpricksmall puncture (as if made by a pin)
BroaderholeAn opening deliberately made in or through something
Spanishpinchazo
Catalanpunxada
Verbspuncturebe pierced or punctured
puncturepierce with a pointed object
puncturemake by piercing
English > puncture: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of puncturing or perforating.
Narrowercentesis(surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
perforationThe act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)
prick, prickingThe act of puncturing with a small point
venipuncture(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
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalanpicada
Verbspuncturebe pierced or punctured
puncturepierce with a pointed object
English > puncture: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningpierce with a pointed object; make a hole into.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"puncture a tire"
Narrowerscarifypuncture and scar (the skin) , as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
Broaderpiercemake a hole into
Spanishpinchar
Nounspuncturethe act of puncturing or perforating
puncturea small hole made by a sharp object
punctureloss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
English > puncture: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake by piercing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"puncture a hole"
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishagujerear
Nounspuncturea small hole made by a sharp object
English > puncture: 8 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningReduce or lessen the size or importance of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdeflate
Broaderdeprecate, depreciate, vilipendbelittle
English > puncture: 8 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"puncture an air balloon"
Broaderdepressurize, depressurise, decompressdecrease the pressure of
Spanishpinchar
Catalanpunxar
Nounspunctureloss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
English > puncture: 8 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBe pierced or punctured.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The tire punctured"
Broaderbreak, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartBecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments
Nounspuncturethe act of puncturing or perforating
puncturea small hole made by a sharp object
punctureloss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

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