verb (used with object), per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), per·fo·rat·ed, per·fo·rat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for perforate
This is a great jersey if you pedal in hot climates—the Canyon is perforated and has larger holes on the back and under the arms for maximum breathability.
The stars in this specimen are more numerous, and do not perforate.
The remainder of the thoracic surface is covered with a tough breast-plate which the sting would perhaps fail to perforate.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The 2nd or 1851 issue, as it is called in the circular, actually consisted of two series, the imperforate and perforate.History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America|John Kerr Tiffany
When the hypha of a uredine attacks a cell it is unable to perforate it with its whole diameter.
In this manner the embryos perforate the walls of the digestive tube.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
British Dictionary definitions for perforate
- pierced by small holesperforate shells
- marked with small transparent spots