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punc·ture

 (pŭngk′chər)
v. punc·tured, punc·tur·ing, punc·tures
v.tr.
1. To pierce with a pointed object.
2. To make (a hole) by piercing.
3. To depreciate or deflate: cutting remarks that punctured my ego.
v.intr.
To be pierced or punctured: The tire punctured when it hit the curb.
n.
1. The act or an instance of puncturing.
2. A hole or depression made by a sharp object, especially a hole in an automotive tire.

[From Middle English, a pricking, from Late Latin pūnctūra, from pūnctus, past participle of pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

punc′tur·a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puncturable - capable of being punctured
punctureless - being without punctures or incapable of being punctured
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Portable (camping) appliances operating on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in which gas is supplied to the burner by a puncturable cartridge can indeed represent a danger if the cartridge is not inserted in accordance with the directions for use, which could lead to gas leaks and serious burns.