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
Recent Examples on the Web This extra-firm perforated rubber yoga mat was designed for larger guys in mind. Emily Shiffer, Men's Health, 6 June 2022 The perforated upper keeps your feet cool on humid days. Owen Clarke, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Several grotesquely twisted and perforated cars sat on the ground, tires long burned. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 24 May 2022 Additional features include a perforated tray that spans the length of the cooler to keep some goods separated as well as several pockets on the outside and bungees on the top to help control loose items like napkins. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Store them in a perforated container, where air can circulate, or with a paper towel to absorb extra moisture. Beth Branch, Country Living, 11 May 2022 The extra-perforated soleplate (which the brand claims expels 30% more steam than a model without a pump) is also especially handy for ironing shirts. Janine Henni,, 15 Apr. 2022 This aerobic insulator is the mullet of puffy jackets, combining baffles of ultralight synthetic insulation up front and laser-cut perforated ventilation in the back. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2022 Asymmetrical and one shoulder design is a notable feature in the new collection, together with the contrast between loose-fitting, oversized silhouettes and skintight cuts with perforated details. Angela Lei, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of perforated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Perforated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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