Perforate meaning

pûrfə-rāt
To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
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To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
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To pass into or through something.
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Having been perforated.
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To make a hole or holes through (something), as by punching or boring; pierce; penetrate.
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To pierce (a sheet of stamps, etc.) with holes in a row.
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To make a line of holes in a thin material to allow separation at the line.
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(philately) Perforated.
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Origin of perforate

  • Latin perforāre perforāt- per- per- forāre to bore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin perforō (“I bore or pierce through; I perforate").

    From Wiktionary