perforate


per·fo·rate

verb \ˈpər-fə-ˌrāt\
per·fo·rat·edper·fo·rat·ing

Definition of PERFORATE

transitive verb
1
: to make a hole through <an ulcer perforates the duodenal wall>
2
: to enter or extend through <the nerve perforates the dura mater>
intransitive verb
: to penetrate a surface <the wound in the forearm was perforatingJournal of the American Medical Association>

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