Origin of perforated
- to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like.
- to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
- to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
Origin of perforate
Examples from the Web for perforated
Next to it, a car was perforated with bullet holes like a makeshift sieve.Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church
July 23, 2014
The absinthe is served without a fountain of ice-water, no perforated spoon, no sugar cube.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste
January 13, 2014
Malpeso remains in critical condition in a hospital in Rome after undergoing emergency surgery for a perforated lung.Rome Study Abroad Student Stabbed in Halloween Crime
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 2, 2012
You have some surface similarities to Richard Morris, the misanthrope at the center of Perforated Heart.
Perforated Heart is a meditation on memory, identity, and the fleeting nature of fame.
The bucket is perforated at the bottom, and being elevated, the oil drains off.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
Perforated rubber sheets are also used in addition to the separators.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
The numerous small holes with which it was perforated allowed me to do this.Telepathy
W. W. Baggally
This denomination was printed on wove paper and perforated 12 like the others.
The 10d has already proved a stumbling block, for it was not perforated at all!
- pierced with one or more holes
- (esp of stamps) having perforationsAbbreviation: perf
- to make a hole or holes in (something); penetrate
- (tr) to punch rows of holes between (stamps, coupons, etc) for ease of separation
- pierced by small holesperforate shells
- marked with small transparent spots
- philately another word for perforated (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for perforated
late 15c. (implied in perforated), a back-formation from perforation or else from Latin perforatus, past participle of perforare "to bore through, pierce through." Related: Perforating.
- Pierced with one or more holes.
- To make a hole or holes in, as from injury, disease, or medical procedure.
- To pass into or through (a body structure or tissue).
- Having been perforated.