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perforate

per·fo·rate

perforate

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr f reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: perforated, perforates, perforating
definition 1: to make a hole in.
The knife perforated his lung.
similar words:
hole, pierce, puncture
definition 2: to make a series of small holes in (paper or other material) so as to facilitate proper tearing.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to penetrate or go through something.
similar words:
hole
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derivations: perforable (adj.), perforator (n.)
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