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Meaning of PERFORATE

Pronunciation:  'purfu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated eardrum"; "a punctured balloon"
  2. [v]  pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
  3. [v]  make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"

PERFORATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cut, penetrate, perforated, pierced, punch, punctured
 See Also: break, come in, creep in, cut, diffuse, dig into, enter, filter, foray, force, get in, get into, go in, go into, grain, honeycomb, imbue, immerse, ingrain, interpenetrate, move into, ooze through, percolate, permeate, pervade, pierce, plunge, poke into, probe, sink in, sneak in, storm, strike, thrust, tunnel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
    p. {Perforated} (-r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Perforating}.] [L. perforatus, p. p. of perforare to
    perforate; per through + forare to bore. See {Bore}, v.]
    To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument;
    to make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to
    pierce or penetrate the surface of. --Bacon.
  2. \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[asl]t), Perforated
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: auger, bite, bore, broach, countersink, drill, drive, empierce, enter, fix, gore, gouge, gouge out, hole, honeycomb, impale, lance, needle, pass into, penetrate, pierce, pink, pit, prick, probe, punch, puncture, ream, ream out, riddle, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, tap, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine