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puncturing

verb
present participle of puncture

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1 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • a nail punctured the tire

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2 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • I could never puncture my own skin with a hypodermic needle

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“Puncturing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/puncturing. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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