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perforate

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verb per·fo·rate \ˈpər-fə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of perforate

perforated; perforating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to make a hole through <an ulcer perforates the duodenal wall>

  4. 2:  to enter or extend through <the nerve perforates the dura mater>

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to penetrate a surface <the wound in the forearm was perforatingJournal of the American Medical Association>





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