imperforate

imperforate

[im-pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt]
adjective
1.
Also, imperforated. not perforate; having no perforation.
2.
Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) lacking the perforations usually separating individual stamps.
noun
3.
an imperforate stamp.

Origin:
1665–75; im-2 + perforate

imperforation, noun
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imperforate (ɪmˈpɜːfərɪt, -ˌreɪt)
 
adj
1.  not perforated
2.  Compare perforate imperf (of a postage stamp) not provided with perforation or any other means of separation
3.  anatomy (of a bodily part, such as the anus) without the normal opening
 
imperfo'ration
 
n

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imperforate im·per·fo·rate (ĭm-pûr'fər-ĭt)
adj.
Lacking a normal opening.

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