Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun puncture

3 senses of puncture

Sense 1
puncture -- (loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object)
       => mishap, misadventure, mischance -- (an instance of misfortune)

Sense 2
puncture -- (a small hole made by a sharp object)
       => hole -- (an opening deliberately made in or through something)

Sense 3
puncture -- (the act of puncturing or perforating)
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb puncture

5 senses of puncture

Sense 1
puncture -- (pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 2
puncture -- (make by piercing; "puncture a hole")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
deflate, puncture -- (reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence")
       => deprecate, depreciate, vilipend -- (belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts")

Sense 4
puncture -- (cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon")
       => depressurize, depressurise, decompress -- (decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane")

Sense 5
puncture -- (be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

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