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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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