Perforate

  • 1 perforate — perforate, puncture, punch, prick, bore, drill mean to pierce through so as to leave a hole. Perforate, although it can mean to pierce, is used mainly with reference to the action of a machine or instrument which makes usually small round holes… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Perforate — Per fo*rate (p[ e]r f[ o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perforated} (p[ e]r f[ o]*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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Perforate — Per fo*rate (p[ e]r f[ o]*r[asl]t), Perforated Per fo*ra ted (p[ e]r f[ o]*r[=a] t[e^]d), a. Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 perforate — index enter (penetrate), lancinate, penetrate, pervade, pierce (lance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 perforate — (v.) late 15c. (implied in perforated), from L. perforatus, pp. of perforare (see PERFORATION (Cf. perforation)). Related: Perforating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 perforate — [v] make a hole in bore, drill, drive, hole, honeycomb*, penetrate, permeate, pierce, pit, poke full of holes*, probe, punch, puncture, shoot full of holes*, slit, stab; concept 220 Ant. close up …

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  • 7 perforate — ► VERB ▪ pierce and make a hole or holes in. DERIVATIVES perforation noun perforator noun. ORIGIN Latin perforare pierce through …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 perforate — [pʉr′fə rāt΄; ] for adj. [, pʉr′fərit, pʉr′fərāt΄] vt., vi. perforated, perforating [< L perforatus, pp. of perforare < per, through + forare, to BORE] 1. to make a hole or holes through, as by punching or boring; pierce; penetrate 2. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 perforate — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)fəreɪt[/t]] perforates, perforating, perforated VERB To perforate something means to make a hole or holes in it. [V n] I refused to wear headphones because they can perforate your eardrums. Derived words: perforated ADJ ADJ n …

    English dictionary

  • 10 perforate — verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin perforatus, past participle of perforare to bore through, from per through + forare to bore more at bore Date: 1538 transitive verb 1. to make a hole through < an ulcer perforates the duodenal wall >; espe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 perforate — pierced …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 12 perforate — adj. [L. per, through; forare, to bore] Pierced; having pores or small openings …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 13 perforate — perforable, adj. perforative, adj. perforator, n. v. /perr feuh rayt /; adj. /perr feuhr it, feuh rayt /, v., perforated, perforating, adj. v.t. 1. to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like. 2. to pier …

    Universalium

  • 14 perforate — 1. adjective Perforated. 2. verb a) To pierce; to penetrate. b) To make a line of holes in a thin material to allow separation at the line …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 Perforate — Перфорировать, пробивать отверстия; Перфорировать …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 16 perforate — per·fo·rate pər fə .rāt vb, rat·ed; rat·ing vt 1) to make a hole through <an ulcer perforates the duodenal wall> 2) to enter or extend through <the nerve perforates the dura mater> vi to penetrate a surface <the wound in the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 perforate — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 perforate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. bore, drill, pierce, puncture, penetrate, prick; punch, riddle; tunnel. See opening, passage. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. drill, slit, stab; see penetrate 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. pierce,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 perforate — per|fo|rate [ˈpə:fəreıt US ˈpə:r ] v [T] to make a hole or holes in something ▪ A broken rib had perforated her lung …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 perforate — per·fo·rate || pÉœrfÉ™reɪt / pɜː v. puncture, pierce; make holes, punch holes …

    English contemporary dictionary