perforate (perforates, present participle perforating; past and past participle perforated)

  1. (transitive) To pierce; to penetrate.
  2. (transitive) To make a line of holes in (a thin material) to allow separation at the line.
    to perforate a sheet of postage stamps
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: perfurar
  • Russian: перфори́ровать

perforate (not comparable)

  1. (philately, biology) perforated
    • 1999 Nguyen Van Dzu and Peter C. Boyce. Kew Bulletin 54(2):379-393.
      A species of remarkable appearance with mature leaf laminae often so profoundly perforate as to resemble a fragile net of tissue.

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