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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 punc·ture /ˈpʌŋkʧɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 punc·ture /ˈpəŋ(k)ʧɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Punc·ture n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some
           sharp object
      2: a small hole made by a sharp object
      3: the act of puncturing or perforating
      v 1: pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a
      2: make by piercing; "puncture a hole"
      3: reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review
         of his work deflated his self-confidence" [syn: deflate]
      4: cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing;
         "puncture an air balloon"
      5: be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured"