Perforate Definition

pûrfə-rāt
perforated, perforates, perforating
verb
perforated, perforates, perforating
To make a hole or holes through (something), as by punching or boring; pierce; penetrate.
Webster's New World
To pierce (a sheet of stamps, etc.) with holes in a row.
Webster's New World
To pass into or through something.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
close-up
adjective
Webster's New World
Having been perforated.
American Heritage
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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

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