[verb pur-fuh-reyt; adjective pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt] /verb ˈpɜr fəˌreɪt; adjective ˈpɜr fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), perforated, perforating.
to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like.
to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
verb (used without object), perforated, perforating.
to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
to make a hole or holes in (something); penetrate
(transitive) to punch rows of holes between (stamps, coupons, etc) for ease of separation
(philately) another word for perforated (sense 2)
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.
[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; […]
- Perforated layer of sclera
perforated layer of sclera n. The perforated portion of the sclera through which the fibers of the optic nerve pass.
- Perforated substance
perforated substance n. Either of the two perforated substances of the brain, designated anterior and posterior. Also called perforated space.
- Perforated tape
noun 1. a US name for punched tape