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Perforate vs. Puncture — What's the Difference?

Perforate vs. Puncture — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Perforate and Puncture

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Perforate

To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.

Puncture

A small hole in a tyre resulting in an escape of air
She was on her way home when she had a puncture

Perforate

To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.

Puncture

Make a puncture in (something)
One of the knife blows had punctured a lung

Perforate

To pass into or through something.
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Puncture

Cause a sudden collapse of (mood or feeling)
The earlier mood of optimism was punctured

Perforate

Having been perforated.

Puncture

To pierce with a pointed object.

Perforate

(transitive) To pierce; to penetrate.

Puncture

To make (a hole) by piercing.

Perforate

(transitive) To make a line of holes in (a thin material) to allow separation at the line.
To perforate a sheet of postage stamps

Puncture

To depreciate or deflate
Cutting remarks that punctured my ego.

Perforate

Perforated

Puncture

To be pierced or punctured
The tire punctured when it hit the curb.

Perforate

To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument; to make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to pierce or penetrate the surface of.

Puncture

The act or an instance of puncturing.

Perforate

Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes.

Puncture

A hole or depression made by a sharp object, especially a hole in an automotive tire.

Perforate

Make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;
Perforate the sheets of paper

Puncture

The act or an instance of puncturing.

Perforate

Pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance;
The bullet penetrated her chest

Puncture

A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
There were two small punctures in his arm where the snake's fangs had pierced the skin.

Perforate

Having a hole cut through;
Pierced ears
A perforated eardrum
A punctured balloon

Puncture

(specifically) A hole in a vehicle's tyre, causing the tyre to deflate.
On the way back we got a puncture, and we were stuck at the roadside for three hours until help arrived.

Puncture

To pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.
The needle punctured the balloon instantly.

Puncture

The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.

Puncture

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.

Puncture

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

Puncture

Loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

Puncture

A small hole made by a sharp object

Puncture

The act of puncturing or perforating

Puncture

Pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into;
Puncture a tire

Puncture

Make by piercing;
Puncture a hole

Puncture

Reduce or lessen the size or importance of;
The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence

Puncture

Cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing;
Puncture an air balloon

Puncture

Be pierced or punctured;
The tire punctured

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