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Definition of perforate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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