Cite
 

Synonyms of puncture

Noun


1. puncture, mishap, misadventure, mischance

usage: loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

2. puncture, hole

usage: a small hole made by a sharp object

3. puncture, activity

usage: the act of puncturing or perforating

Verb


1. puncture, pierce

usage: pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire"

2. puncture, make, create

usage: make by piercing; "puncture a hole"

3. deflate, puncture, deprecate, depreciate, vilipend

usage: reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"

4. puncture, depressurize, depressurise, decompress

usage: cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon"

5. puncture, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: puncture (Dictionary)