per·​fo·​rat·​ed | \ˈpər-fə-ˌrā-təd \

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 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 There’s also water-cooling and a perforated metal mesh to keep the airflow going. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This custom Fallout computer case brings you a piece of the Wasteland," 9 Aug. 2018 Seats, door panels and armrests are covered with perforated and quilted leather with contrast double-stitching and leather piping. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 The space is surprisingly quiet, neighborhood noise muffled by the building’s perforated metal screen as well as the towers looming outside. John King,, "S.F.’s long-awaited Salesforce Transit Center sets opening date for Aug. 12," 10 July 2018 The first residential building, handsomely designed by SHoP Architects and clad in perforated copper and zinc, is a bit of a false leader. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "Sweet Design on the Brooklyn Waterfront," 30 June 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 \

Medical Definition of perforated 

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

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