3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perforate \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[asl]t), Perforated \Per"fo*ra'ted\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]"t[e^]d), adjective Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perforate \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Perforated} (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]'t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Perforating}.] [L. perforatus, p. p. of perforare to perforate; per through + forare to bore. See {Bore}, v.] To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument; to make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to pierce or penetrate the surface of. --Bacon. Perforate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon" [syn: {pierced}, {perforated}, {perforate}, {punctured}]

2: having a number or series of holes; "a perforated steel plate"; "perforated cancellation"; "perforated stamp"

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