puncture

  • 1 Puncture — may mean:*A wound caused by such objects as nails or needles **A puncture wound to the lungs may cause tension pneumothorax **A puncture wound to the heart may cause cardiac tamponade *Penetration or leakage of any other object, especially a… …

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  • 2 -puncture — ou poncture ♦ Élément, du lat. punctura « piqûre ». ⇒ PUNCTURE, élém. formant Élém. tiré du lat. punctura « piqûre », entrant dans la constr. de qq. subst. fém. désignant, en méd., des méthodes de thérapeutique ou de diagnostic par implantation d …

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  • 3 Puncture — Punc ture, n. [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}.] 1. The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed. [1913 Webster] 2. A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 puncture — [n] hole, rupture break, cut, damage, flat, flat tire*, jab, leak, nick, opening, perforation, prick, slit, stab; concepts 309,513,674 puncture [v1] poke hole in bore, cut, cut through, deflate, drill, go down, go flat, knife, lacerate, lance,… …

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  • 6 puncture — [puŋk′chər] n. [ME < L punctura, a pricking < L pungere, to pierce: see POINT] 1. the act or an instance of perforating or piercing 2. a hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc. vt. punctured, puncturing 1. to… …

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  • 7 puncture — ► NOUN ▪ a small hole caused by a sharp object, especially one in a tyre. ► VERB 1) make a puncture in. 2) cause a sudden collapse of (a mood, feeling, etc.). ORIGIN Latin punctura, from pungere to prick …

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  • 8 puncture — index break (fracture), debunk, enter (penetrate), lancinate, penetrate, pierce (lance) …

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  • 9 puncture — ● puncture nom féminin (latin punctura, piqûre) Piqûre effectuée dans un dessein diagnostique ou thérapeutique, en particulier dans le cadre de l acupuncture …

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  • 10 puncture — late 14c., from L.L. punctura a pricking, from L. punctus, prop. pp. of pungere to prick, pierce (see PUNGENT (Cf. pungent)). The verb is from 1690s. Related: Punctured; puncturing …

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  • 11 puncture — vb *perforate, punch, prick, bore, drill Analogous words: pierce, penetrate (see ENTER): deflate, shrink (see CONTRACT vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 puncture — [[t]pʌ̱ŋktʃə(r)[/t]] punctures, puncturing, punctured 1) N COUNT A puncture is a small hole in a car tyre or bicycle tyre that has been made by a sharp object. Somebody helped me mend the puncture. ...a tyre that has a slow puncture. 2) N COUNT A …

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  • 13 puncture — punc|ture1 [ˈpʌŋktʃə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: punctura, from pungere; PUNGENT] 1.) BrE a small hole made accidentally in a tyre American Equivalent: flat ▪ She was cycling home when she had a puncture . slow puncture (=one that …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 puncture — puncturable, adj. punctureless, adj. puncturer, n. /pungk cheuhr/, n., v., punctured, puncturing. n. 1. the act of piercing or perforating, as with a pointed instrument or object. 2. a hole or mark so made. 3. Zool. a small pointlike depression.… …

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  • 15 puncture — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (BrE) small hole in a tyre/tire ⇨ See also ↑blowout ADJECTIVE ▪ slow ▪ The tyre had a slow puncture and had to be pumped up every day. VERB + PUNCTURE ▪ get, have …

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  • 16 puncture — I UK [ˈpʌŋktʃə(r)] / US [ˈpʌŋktʃər] noun [countable] Word forms puncture : singular puncture plural punctures 1) a small hole made by accident in a tyre Their journey was delayed for several hours because of a puncture. 2) a small hole made with… …

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  • 17 puncture — 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. [L. punctura, fr. pungo, pp. punctus, to prick] Bernard p. SYN: diabetic p.. cisternal p. passage of a hollow needle through …

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  • 18 puncture — /ˈpʌŋktʃə / (say pungkchuh) noun 1. the act of pricking or perforating as with a pointed instrument or object. 2. a mark or hole so made. 3. Zoology a small point like depression. –verb (punctured, puncturing) –verb (t) 4. to prick, pierce, or… …

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  • 19 puncture — 1 noun (C) 1 BrE a hole made accidentally in a tyre, so that air comes out of it; flat 2 (2) AmE: I m sorry I m late; I had a puncture. | to mend a puncture 2 a small hole made by a sharp point 2 verb 1 (T) to make a small hole through the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 puncture — 1. noun 1) the tire developed a puncture Syn: hole, perforation, rupture; cut, slit; leak 2) my car has a puncture Syn: flat tire; informal flat 2. verb 1) he punctured the child s balloon …

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