|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|
|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]|
perforate per·fo·rate (pûr'fə-rāt')
v. per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing, per·fo·rates
To make a hole or holes in, as from injury, disease, or medical procedure.
To pass into or through (a body structure or tissue).