Simple Definition of perforation
: a small hole or series of small holes in paper, cardboard, etc.
medical : a hole in part of the body caused by an accident or disease
Full Definition of perforation
1 : the act or process of perforating
2 a : a hole or pattern made by or as if by piercing or boring b : one of the series of holes (as between rows of postage stamps) in a sheet that serve as an aid in separation
Examples of perforation in a sentence
an infection that can cause perforation of the intestine
<absentmindedly made perforations in his paper with his pencil>
First Known Use of perforation
Medical Definition of perforation
1: the act or process of perforating; specifically : the penetration of a body part through accident or disease <spontaneous perforation of the sigmoid colon in the presence of diverticulosis—Journal of the American Medical Association>
2a: a rupture in a body part caused especially by accident or diseaseb: a natural opening in an organ or body part
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