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  • nounhole, rupture
  • verbpoke hole in
  • verbdeflate someone's idea, feelings

synonyms for puncture

  • flat tire
  • break
  • cut
  • damage
  • flat
  • jab
  • leak
  • nick
  • opening
  • perforation
  • prick
  • slit
  • stab
See also synonyms for: punctured
  • riddle
  • prick
  • deflate
  • penetrate
  • perforate
  • rupture
  • lance
  • pierce
  • cut
  • lacerate
  • punch
  • nick
  • drill
  • bore
  • open
  • knife
  • go down
  • cut through
  • go flat
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antonyms for puncture

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  • closure
  • misfortune
  • close
  • build up
  • sew
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The hood fits over a helmet, and its three-layer construction and 20-denier fabric prevent punctures from sharp equipment or snags.
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A metal stand with rigid edges and sharp surfaces can ding headbands and puncture ear pads.
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In fact, we have some fossils with puncture marks in the back of the head.
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In that research, tattooed lines in fresh slabs of pig skin were produced by a series of punctures with tools that had tips coated in a homemade ink.
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It’s not true that plies used in those tires can lead to more punctures.
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The one area where an LT tire might be more resistant to punctures than the lighter option will come simply from increased thickness of the tread on the former.
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Gloves need to resist cuts, tears, and punctures, too, which can otherwise result from handling pieces of metal.
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The first and often hardest step is locating the puncture, Lassesen says.
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Also, by concentrating the batteries near the center of the car, it reduces the chances of a battery puncture in the event of a side impact.
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One of these is filled to a depth of about one-fourth inch from a puncture in the finger, and is set aside for a few hours.
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNCTURE

  • breach
  • break
  • chasm
  • chink
  • cleft
  • crack
  • cut
  • eye
  • fissure
  • gap
  • gash
  • interstice
  • opening
  • orifice
  • outlet
  • passage
  • perforation
  • pinhole
  • puncture
  • rift
  • rupture
  • slash
  • slit
  • slot
  • space
  • vent
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