Definition of perforate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perforate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpərfəˌreɪt//
 
perforate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perforate
 
he / she / it perforates
 
past simple perforated
 
-ing form perforating
 
 
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to make a hole or holes through something The explosion perforated his eardrum. a perforated line (= a row of small holes in paper, made so that a part can be torn off easily)
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