One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action or an act of puncturing or pricking something. Formerly also: †a puncture, a prick (obsolete).
2Chiefly Entomology. The condition of being marked with dots, pits, or punctures; = "punctation".
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in George Cheyne (1671-1672–1743), physician. From puncture + -ation.
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