per·​fo·​rat·​ed | \ ˈpər-fə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce perforated (audio) \

Definition of perforated

1 : having a hole or perforations especially : having a specified number of perforations in 20 millimeters the stamps are perforated 10
2 : characterized by perforation a perforated ulcer

Examples of perforated in a Sentence

a pad with perforated sheets of paper

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The perforated leather upholstery allowed adequate air circulation. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Hyundai’s 2018 Kona small crossover starts at $19,500, offers all-wheel drive | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Dern herself gave the collaboration her imprimatur, sitting front row at the show wearing a perforated Raf Simons Spring 2019 top. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Laura Dern Was on the Clothing—And in the Front Row—at Raf Simons," 17 Jan. 2019 The house is built on a gridded layout, with a series of airy courtyards that are boxed in by perforated panels and green walls. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Indoor-outdoor modern house is immersed in greenery," 21 Aug. 2018 For the latter get-up, the entertainer went back to her Jenny from the Block roots, choosing a fur bomber with puffy, perforated sleeves and a body-hugging sandy-hued leather skirt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Puts a New York Spin on a French Girl Classic," 12 Dec. 2018 The perforated sliding metal screen that’s meant to hide the pantry but is an architectural detail in its own right. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "A former California farmhouse redesigned to host the whole family," 31 Oct. 2018 In an extreme case, the pressure could lead to a perforated eardrum. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "7 Ear Problems That Can Mess With Your Summer," 18 Aug. 2018 If enclosed in a perforated plastic bag, horseradish root will keep in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator for three months or even longer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow and Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 27 July 2018 The perforated leather seats in the SEL are quite supple and neatly stitched — and more appealing in appearance than most of the competitors. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of perforated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of perforated

: having a hole or a series of holes
of paper, cardboard, etc. : having a line of small holes to make tearing easy and neat


per·​fo·​rat·​ed | \ -fə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce perforated (audio) \

Medical Definition of perforated

: having a hole or series of holes : characterized by perforation a perforated eardrum

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