Puncture Punc"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punctured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puncturing}.] To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin. [1913 Webster]

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  • Punctured — Punc tured, a. 1. Having the surface covered with minute indentations or dots. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Produced by puncture; having the characteristics of a puncture; as, a punctured wound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punctured — adj. Punctured is used with these nouns: ↑lung, ↑tyre …   Collocations dictionary

  • punctured — /ˈpʌŋtʃəd/ (say pungchuhd) adjective 1. (of a tyre) deflated as a result of a puncture. 2. Colloquial exhausted; fatigued: by day s end, I was punctured …   Australian English dictionary

  • punctured — adjective having a hole cut through (Freq. 2) pierced ears a perforated eardrum a punctured balloon • Syn: ↑pierced, ↑perforated, ↑perforate • Si …   Useful english dictionary

  • punctured — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. deflated, let down, no longer inflated; see damaged , reduced 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • punctured — pʌŋktʃə(r)d adj. containing a hole, pierced; deflated, having the air removed (i.e. a tire); damaged, wounded; destroyed, ruined punc·ture || pʌŋktʃə(r) n. hole, perforation; blowout, flat tire v. perforate, make a hole; pierce, stab… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • punctured — punc·tured …   English syllables

  • punctured interval — noun A neighborhood of a point in a space with an order, minus the point itself …   Wiktionary

  • punctured neighborhood — noun A neighborhood of a point, minus the point itself …   Wiktionary

  • punctured stamp — noun Etymology: from past participle of puncture (II) : a postage stamp with perforated initials …   Useful english dictionary

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