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puncture

  

      n  
1    a small hole made by a sharp object  
2    a perforation and loss of pressure in a pneumatic tyre, made by sharp stones, glass, etc.  
3    the act of puncturing or perforating  
      vb  
4    tr   to pierce (a hole) in (something) with a sharp object  
5    to cause (something pressurized, esp. a tyre) to lose pressure by piercing, or (of a tyre, etc.) to be pierced and collapse in this way  
6    tr   to depreciate (a person's self-esteem, pomposity, etc.)  
     (C14: from Latin punctura, from pungere to prick)  
  puncturable      adj  
  puncturer      n  


lumbar puncture  
      n     (Med)   insertion of a hollow needle into the lower region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid, introduce drugs, etc.  
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