perforate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
    • To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow effortless split.
    • To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument; which will make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to pierce or penetrate the top of.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pass into or through anything.
  • adjective:
    • Having been perforated.
    • Perforated.
    • Pierced with a hole or holes, or with skin pores; having clear dots resembling holes.
    • having a hole cut-through
  • verb:
    • To pierce; to enter.
    • which will make a line of holes in a thin material allowing separation at the range.
    • go into or through, frequently by overcoming weight
    • make a hole into or between, as for simple separation
  • others:
    • To bore through; pierce; make a hole or holes in, as by boring or driving.
    • Synonyms Bore through, Pierce, an such like. See penetrate.
    • Bored or pierced through: penetrated.
    • Specifically‚ÄĒ In botany, pierced with one or more small holes, or, more commonly, having translucent dots which resemble holes, such as most flowers regarding the purchase Hypericine√¶.
    • In ornithology, noting the nostril of a bird whenever lacking a nasal septum, making sure that a hole seems from side to side of the bill, such as the turkey-buzzard, crane, etc.
    • In structure, open; established through; affording passage or interaction; having the personality or quality of a perforation; forminate
    • In zoology, packed with little holes or perforations; cribrose; foraminulate; specifically, of or pertaining to the Perforata: since, a perforate red coral; a perforate foraminifer.
    • of shells of gastropod mollusks, having a tubular hole extending through the columella through the umbilicus toward apex: compared with imperforate, whereby the columella is solid.

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