Definitions for: Perforate

[adj] having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon"
[v] pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
[v] make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"fo*rate (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Perforated (-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.

Per"fo*rate (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[asl]t), Perforated

Synonyms: cut, penetrate, perforated, pierced, punch, punctured

See Also: break, come in, creep in, cut, diffuse, dig into, enter, filter, foray, force, get in, get into, go in, go into, grain, honeycomb, imbue, immerse, ingrain, interpenetrate, move into, ooze through, percolate, permeate, pervade, pierce, plunge, poke into, probe, sink in, sneak in, storm, strike, thrust, tunnel

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