deflate vs puncture what difference

what is difference between deflate and puncture

English

Etymology

de- +‎ (in)flate. Coined in 1891, in reference to balloons. Partly based on Latin deflo, deflare (perfect passive participle deflatus), which meant “blow away”.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈfleɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb

deflate (third-person singular simple present deflates, present participle deflating, simple past and past participle deflated)

  1. (transitive) To remove air or some other gas from within an elastic container, e.g. a balloon or tyre
  2. (transitive) To cause an object to decrease or become smaller in some parameter, e.g. to shrink
  3. (transitive, economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices.
  4. (intransitive) To become deflated.
  5. (transitive) To let down or disappoint.
  6. (transitive, computing) To compress (data) according to a particular algorithm.
    • 2003, “Alan D Johnson”, unzip utility on HPUX (on newsgroup comp.sys.hp.hpux)

Antonyms

  • inflate

Derived terms

  • deflation

Translations



English

Etymology

From Late Latin punctūra.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpʌŋktʃə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpʌŋktʃɚ/
  • Hyphenation: punc‧ture

Noun

puncture (plural punctures)

  1. The act or an instance of puncturing.
  2. A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
    • January 12, 1752, Samuel Johnson, The Rambler
      The lion may perish by the puncture of an asp.
  3. (specifically) A hole in a vehicle’s tyre, causing the tyre to deflate.
    Synonyms: (informal US) flat, (UK) flat tyre
    • 2001, Ken Follett, Jackdaws, Dutton, →ISBN, page 340,
      Dieter’s car had suffered a puncture on the RN3 road between Paris and Meaux. A bent nail was stuck in the tire.
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      A tough test for even the strongest climber, it was new to the Tour de France this year, but its debut will be remembered for the wrong reasons after one of those spectators scattered carpet tacks on the road and induced around 30 punctures among the group of riders including Bradley Wiggins, the Tour’s overall leader, and his chief rivals.

Derived terms

  • puncturer

Translations

Verb

puncture (third-person singular simple present punctures, present participle puncturing, simple past and past participle punctured)

  1. To pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.

Derived terms

  • acupuncture
  • aquapuncture
  • colorpuncture
  • electropuncture
  • laserpuncture
  • punctured interval
  • punctured neighborhood

Translations


Latin

Participle

pūnctūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of pūnctūrus

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