Perforate



[verb pur-fuh-reyt; adjective pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt] /verb ˈpɜr fəˌreɪt; adjective ˈpɜr fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪt/

verb (used with object), perforated, perforating.
1.
to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like.
2.
to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
verb (used without object), perforated, perforating.
3.
to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
adjective
4.
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verb (ˈpɜːfəˌreɪt)
1.
to make a hole or holes in (something); penetrate
2.
(transitive) to punch rows of holes between (stamps, coupons, etc) for ease of separation
adjective (ˈpɜːfərɪt)
3.
(biology)

4.
(philately) another word for perforated (sense 2)
v.

late 15c. (implied in perforated), a back-formation from perforation or else from Latin perforatus, past participle of perforare “to bore through, pierce through.” Related: Perforating.

perforate per·fo·rate (pûr’fə-rāt’)
v. per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing, per·fo·rates

adj. (pûr’fər-ĭt, -fə-rāt’)
Having been perforated.

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