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puncture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of puncture

  1. a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument <a leak caused by several small punctures in the rubber gasket> Synonyms perforation, pinhole, pinprick, punch, prick, stabRelated Words gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, incision, laceration, notch, rent, rip, rupture, slash, slit, tear




puncture

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of puncture

  1. 1 to make a hole or series of holes in <a nail punctured the tire> Synonyms bore, drill, hole, pierce, punch, perforate, riddleRelated Words broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms fill, patch, plug, seal

  2. 2 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object <I could never puncture my own skin with a hypodermic needle> Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, impale, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceRelated Words spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice




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