un perforable

perforate

[v. pur-fuh-reyt; adj. pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt]
verb (used with object), perforated, perforating.
1.
to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like.
2.
to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
verb (used without object), perforated, perforating.
3.
to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
adjective

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin perforātus, past participle of perforāre to bore1 through; see per-

perforable, adjective
perforative, adjective
perforator, noun
multiperforate, adjective
nonperforating, adjective
unperforable, adjective
unperforating, adjective
unperforative, adjective
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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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perforate
late 15c. (implied in perforated), from L. perforatus, pp. of perforare (see perforation).
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perforate per·fo·rate (pûr'fə-rāt')
v. per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing, per·fo·rates

  1. To make a hole or holes in, as from injury, disease, or medical procedure.

  2. To pass into or through (a body structure or tissue).

adj. (pûr'fər-ĭt, -fə-rāt')
Having been perforated.
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