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English definition of “puncture”

puncture

verb     /ˈpʌŋk.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
[I or T] to make a small hole in something, or to get a small hole in something: She had used a screwdriver to puncture two holes in the lid of a paint tin. The knife went through his ribs and punctured his lung.Making holes in things [T] to suddenly make someone less confident or positive: My positive mood was rather punctured by the news.Disappointing yourself and others
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