Medical Dictionary

perforate


perforate

verb per·fo·rate \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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