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v. punc·tured, punc·tur·ing, punc·tures
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.
To be pierced or punctured: The tire punctured when it hit the curb.
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.punctured - having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon"
cut - separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
References in classic literature ?
Tiny holes punctured in the baggy throats into which our heads were thrust permitted us to see well enough to guide our progress.
The adjacent low-lying ground for half a mile in breadth is a stagnant river with melancholy trees for islands in it and a surface punctured all over, all day long, with falling rain.
It was near Cannes that the marks and the punctured places ceased.
Receiving the top-maul from Starbuck, he advanced towards the main-mast with the hammer uplifted in one hand, exhibiting the gold with the other, and with a high raised voice exclaiming: Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw; whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke --look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys
We still were fighting furiously as we talked in broken sentences, punctured with vicious cuts and thrusts at our swarming enemy.
Shot after shot tore past or into us, but by a miracle neither Woola nor I was hit, nor were the after tanks punctured.
A close examination revealed the face that one of the buoyancy tanks had been punctured, but the engine itself was uninjured.
He melted, as a sack of wind suddenly emptied, as a bladder of air suddenly punctured.
Mr Pickering sank back in his chair in a punctured manner.
If the top glove is punctured, fluid penetrates between the two gloves, and a dark patch alerts the wearer to the puncture.
However DriveGuard tyres can be fitted to most models which have TPMS sensors and allows a punctured tyre to be driven at up to 50mph for 50 miles, which is usually more than adequate to get to a place of safety or a repair depot.
Ultrasound-guided MST puncture technique is able to directly see size of diameter of punctured blood vessel, thereby enlarging views of puncture to pinpoint the puncture points.