[ pur-fuh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈpɜr fəˌreɪ tɪd /


pierced with a hole or holes: Punch out along the perforated line.
Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) having rows of closely spaced perforations dividing each stamp from the others.
marked by or having perforation: a perforated ulcer.
Also perforate.

Origin of perforated

First recorded in 1480–90; perforate + -ed2

Related forms

mul·ti·per·fo·rat·ed, adjectivenon·per·fo·rat·ed, adjectivepost·per·fo·rat·ed, adjectiveun·per·fo·rat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unperforated

British Dictionary definitions for unperforated (1 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈpɜːfəˌreɪtɪd) /


(of a stamp) not provided with perforations

British Dictionary definitions for unperforated (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpɜːfəˌreɪtɪd) /


pierced with one or more holes
(esp of stamps) having perforationsAbbreviation: perf
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Medicine definitions for unperforated


[ pûrfə-rā′tĭd ]


Pierced with one or more holes.
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