Puncture vs Bloodsucker - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between puncture and bloodsucker

is that puncture is the act or an instance of puncturing while bloodsucker is one who drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound; a hemovore.

As a verb puncture

is to pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.

puncture

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act or an instance of puncturing.
  • * 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.
  • A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
  • * 2001 , , Dutton, ISBN 0525946284, 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.
  • * Rambler
  • A lion may perish by the puncture of an asp.

    Synonyms

    * flat tyre; (informal US) flat

    Derived terms

    * puncturer

    Verb

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

    Derived terms

    * aquapuncture * electropuncture * laserpuncture * punctured interval * punctured neighborhood

    bloodsucker

    Alternative forms

    * bloudsucker (obsolete) * bloud-sucker (obsolete) * blood-sucker

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound; a hemovore.
  • By extension, any parasite.
  • By extension, one who attempts to take as much from others as possible.
  • A vampire.