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perforate

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Definition to make a hole or holes in something

Much more rarely, perforate may mean to pass into or through — often by overcoming resistance.
  • The page is perforated, so it is easy to tear off and return the bottom of the sheet.
perforated = to make a hole or holes in something
  • Fold, and then tear the paper along the perforated line.
  • a perforated eardrum
  • Ulcers can perforate the stomach.
  • I wondered why he had those marks on him, His sleeves were perforated with little holes.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • perforated = pierced repeatedly
  • No one knew the condition of the landing gear, but with the entire plane perforated, it was likely that the tires had been struck.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perforated = full of holes
  • The patient had a perforated appendix with...
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • perforated = having a hole or holes in something
  • They were bronze, the size of cannon balls, perforated like wiffle balls with fire bubbling out the holes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • perforated = with holes
  • He lifted the perforated area clear of the water, wiped the water from the surface, and held it away from the waves, letting it dry in the sun.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perforated = with a hole
  • Then, with each perforation, he used the mirror edge to cut an X across the hole.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perforation = hole
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Realizing that the jagged hunk that he was clinging to might perforate the rafts, Phil pushed it away.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perforate = put a hole
  • The walls were perforated with holes like buckshot.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Within the tube I first fitted a couple of valves, and then, perforating the stopper, I had in my possession a powerful air pump.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I unbuckle my belt and strip off my jumpsuit, which is little more than a perforated rag.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He wanted an open, perforated fence, Ferris wanted it closed.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The Willys station wagon's rear right tire had been perforated by a fallen branch still wedged up under both axles.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He pulled out the small bowel, identified several perforations which he oversewed.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Or a slow leak from a perforated bowel.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She pointed to the perforated strainer insert that she had removed from the pot and placed on the island beside the pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The perforations at either side of, and above, the tongue.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)

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