[ im-pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪt /
Also im·per·fo·rat·ed. not perforate; having no perforation.
Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) lacking the perforations usually separating individual stamps.
an imperforate stamp.
Related formsim·per·fo·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for imperforation
/ (ɪmˈpɜːfərɪt, -ˌreɪt) /
(of a postage stamp) not provided with perforation or any other means of separationAbbreviation: imperf Compare perforate
anatomy (of a bodily part, such as the anus) without the normal opening
Derived Formsimperforation, noun
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Word Origin and History for imperforation
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Medicine definitions for imperforation (1 of 2)
[ ĭm-pûr′fə-rā′shən ]
The condition of being abnormally occluded or closed.
Medicine definitions for imperforation (2 of 2)
[ ĭm-pûr′fər-ĭt ]
Lacking a normal opening.
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