Medical Definition of perforate
transitive verb: 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 perforating—Journal of the American Medical Association>
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