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.

Nearby words

  1. perfin,
  2. perfing,
  3. perfoliate,
  4. perfoliate bellwort,
  5. perforate,
  6. perforated layer of sclera,
  7. perforated substance,
  8. perforated tape,
  9. perforated ulcer,
  10. perforating abscess

Also perforate.

Origin of perforated

First recorded in 1480–90; perforate + -ed2

Related formsmul·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



(of a stamp) not provided with perforations



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




Pierced with one or more holes.

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