Perforated



[pur-fuh-rey-tid] /ˈpɜr fəˌreɪ tɪd/

adjective
1.
pierced with a hole or holes:
Punch out along the perforated line.
2.
Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) having rows of closely spaced dividing each stamp from the others.
3.
marked by or having :
a perforated ulcer.
[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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/ˈpɜːfəˌreɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
pierced with one or more holes
2.
(esp of stamps) having perforations perf
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.

perforated adj.
Pierced with one or more holes.

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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