puncture

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.

v. t.

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