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per·fo·rate

 (pûr′fə-rāt′)
v. per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing, per·fo·rates
v.tr.
1. To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
2. To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
v.intr.
To pass into or through something.
adj. (pûr′fər-ĭt, -fə-rāt′)
Having been perforated.

[Latin perforāre, perforāt- : per-, per- + forāre, to bore.]

per′fo·ra·ble (-fər-ə-bəl) adj.
per′fo·ra′tive adj.
per′fo·ra′tor n.

perforate

vb
1. to make a hole or holes in (something); penetrate
2. (Philately) (tr) to punch rows of holes between (stamps, coupons, etc) for ease of separation
adj
3. (Biology) biology
a. pierced by small holes: perforate shells.
b. marked with small transparent spots
4. (Philately) philately another word for perforated2
[C16: from Latin perforāre, from per- through + forāre to pierce]
perforable adj
ˈperforative, ˈperforatory adj
ˈperfoˌrator n

per•fo•rate

(v. ˈpɜr fəˌreɪt; adj. -fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪt)

v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to make a hole or holes through, as by boring, punching, or piercing.
2. to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
v.i.
3. to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
adj.
[1530–40; < Latin perforātus, past participle of perforāre= per- per- + forāre to bore1]
per′for•a•ble, adj.
per′fo•ra`tor, n.

perforate


Past participle: perforated
Gerund: perforating

Imperative
perforate
perforate
Present
I perforate
you perforate
he/she/it perforates
we perforate
you perforate
they perforate
Preterite
I perforated
you perforated
he/she/it perforated
we perforated
you perforated
they perforated
Present Continuous
I am perforating
you are perforating
he/she/it is perforating
we are perforating
you are perforating
they are perforating
Present Perfect
I have perforated
you have perforated
he/she/it has perforated
we have perforated
you have perforated
they have perforated
Past Continuous
I was perforating
you were perforating
he/she/it was perforating
we were perforating
you were perforating
they were perforating
Past Perfect
I had perforated
you had perforated
he/she/it had perforated
we had perforated
you had perforated
they had perforated
Future
I will perforate
you will perforate
he/she/it will perforate
we will perforate
you will perforate
they will perforate
Future Perfect
I will have perforated
you will have perforated
he/she/it will have perforated
we will have perforated
you will have perforated
they will have perforated
Future Continuous
I will be perforating
you will be perforating
he/she/it will be perforating
we will be perforating
you will be perforating
they will be perforating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perforating
you have been perforating
he/she/it has been perforating
we have been perforating
you have been perforating
they have been perforating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perforating
you will have been perforating
he/she/it will have been perforating
we will have been perforating
you will have been perforating
they will have been perforating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perforating
you had been perforating
he/she/it had been perforating
we had been perforating
you had been perforating
they had been perforating
Conditional
I would perforate
you would perforate
he/she/it would perforate
we would perforate
you would perforate
they would perforate
Past Conditional
I would have perforated
you would have perforated
he/she/it would have perforated
we would have perforated
you would have perforated
they would have perforated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perforate - make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
2.perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
dig into, poke into, probe - examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"
cut - penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
interpenetrate, permeate - penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"
strike - pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
break - pierce or penetrate; "The blade broke her skin"
foray - briefly enter enemy territory
poke into - enter briefly; "We poked into the bar"
creep in, sneak in - enter surreptitiously; "He sneaked in under cover of darkness"; "In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in"
imbue, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, diffuse, riddle, penetrate - spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
honeycomb - penetrate thoroughly and into every part; "the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
pierce - cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
tunnel - force a way through
filter, permeate, sink in, percolate - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
grain, ingrain - thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
storm, force - take by force; "Storm the fort"
ooze through - run slowly and gradually; "Blood oozed through the bandage"
come in, enter, get in, go in, go into, move into, get into - to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
Adj.1.perforate - having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon"
cut - separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"

perforate

verb pierce, hole, bore, punch, drill, penetrate, puncture, honeycomb The table was perforated by a series of small holes.

perforate

verb
1. To make a hole or other opening in:
2. To pass into or through by overcoming resistance:
Translations
děrovatpropíchnout
perforere
perforál
gata
perforacijaperforavimasperforuotasperforuotiprakiuręs
caurumotperforēt
dierkovaťpredierkovať

perforate

[ˈpɜːfəreɪt] VTperforar
to perforate holes in sthpracticar agujeros en algo

perforate

[ˈpɜːrfəreɪt] vt [+ eardrum, sheet of metal, paper] → perforer

perforate

vt (with row of holes) → perforieren; (= pierce once)durchstechen, lochen; (Med) → perforieren
vi (ulcer)durchbrechen

perforate

[ˈpɜːfəˌreɪt] vtperforare
perforated line → linea perforata

perforate

(ˈpəːfəreit) verb
to make a hole or holes in, especially a line of small holes in paper, so that it may be torn easily. Sheets of postage stamps are perforated.
ˈperforated adjective
ˌperfoˈration noun
1. a small hole, or a number or line of small holes, made in a sheet of paper etc. The purpose of the perforation(s) is to make the paper easier to tear.
2. the act of perforating or being perforated.

per·for·ate

v. perforar, abrir un agujero.

perforate

vt perforar
References in classic literature ?
All three remounted their horses, and set out at a good pave, while Porthos was promising his adversary to perforate him with all the thrusts known in the fencing schools.
This one is built against the solid rock, and it would take ten experienced miners, duly furnished with the requisite tools, as many years to perforate it.
If pulse duration and web speed exceed certain values, the holes become visibly oval and there may also be insufficient energy available to completely perforate the material, says Rofin.