puncture

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
puncture

Plural
punctures

  1. A puncture refers to a hole, cut or tear that is made due to something sharp.
    My tire has a puncture in it after I drove in the mountains.

Verb[change]

Plain form
puncture

Third-person singular
punctures

Past tense
punctured

Past participle
punctured

Present participle
puncturing

  1. When you puncture something, you are trying to make a hole using something sharp.
    I used a needle to puncture the balloons on the floor.