Pronunciation: (pungk'chOO-āt"), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear.
2. to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.
3. to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
to insert or use marks of punctuation.
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