Punc"ture (?), n. [L. punctura, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See Pungent.]

1.

The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.

2.

A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin.

A lion may perish by the puncture of an asp. Rambler.

 

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Punc"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punctured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Puncturing.]

To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin.

 

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