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per·fo·rate

perforate

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr f reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: perforates, perforating, perforated
definition 1: to make a hole in.
The nail perforated his foot.
similar words:
pierce, puncture
definition 2: to make a series of small holes in to make tearing easier.
Perforating the pages in this spiral-bound notebook made them easier to tear out.
derivations: perforable (adj.), perforator (n.)
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The word perforate contains the following part:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very