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v. per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing, per·fo·rates
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.
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.
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APACHE II scoring system is superior in the prediction of the outcome in critically ill patients with perforative peritonitis.
This is due to the fact that majority of the patients with co-morbid conditions had not present in the age group of perforative peritonitis which is the main cause of Acute diffuse peritonitis in our study.
Progressive gangrenous infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues following operation for acute perforative appendicitis: a study in symbiosis.
Figure 9(a) shows a perforative large crack when the slippage of the surface soil reaches a certain stage.
This study confirmed the high prognostic value of MPI index in perforative peritonitis.
Alvarez, "Presentation, treatment, and multivariate analysis of risk factors for obstructive and perforative colorectal carcinoma," American Journal of Surgery, vol.