perforatory

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perforate
 
vb
1.  to make a hole or holes in (something); penetrate
2.  (tr) to punch rows of holes between (stamps, coupons, etc) for ease of separation
 
adj
3.  biology
 a.  pierced by small holes: perforate shells
 b.  marked with small transparent spots
4.  philately another word for perforated
 
[C16: from Latin perforāre, from per- through + forāre to pierce]
 
perforable
 
adj
 
'perforative
 
adj
 
'perforatory
 
adj
 
'perforator
 
n

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