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 The curved openings are sheathed with perforated steel screens that are meant to evoke traditional Mashrabiya patterned screened walls. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Concrete desert retreat mimics surrounding mountains and dunes," 12 June 2019 Horizontal wells are best measured by their gross perforated intervals, the portion of the lateral that is hydraulically fractured using sand, water and chemicals. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Drilling Down: The 10 longest horizontal wells in Texas," 16 Dec. 2019 Occasionally, medical dispensaries will get sample jars with perforated tops so consumers can smell the cannabis before buying. Ally Marotti,, "Stores begin selling recreational marijuana Jan. 1. Here’s what to expect.," 10 Dec. 2019 Pop open a can of crescent rolls and separate the dough into triangles along the perforated lines. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Zhuzh it up: 3-ingredient cheesy pesto crescent rolls," 26 Nov. 2019 Store them in a cool, dry place in perlite, in an open or perforated plastic bag, and check monthly to remove any that are going soft. Washington Post, "Flood followed by drought equals a good year for melons," 5 Nov. 2019 Scary injury: Jets forward Bryan Little was released from the hospital on Thursday after experiencing vertigo after suffering a perforated ear drum when a hard, rising slap shot him him in the side of the head on Tuesday. Ross Mckeon,, "Sharks won’t play overseas next season, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing," 8 Nov. 2019 City Engineer Sarah Mitchell said storm water is to be detained in a gravel layer under the permeable pavers, and, within the gravel, a perforated drain pipe will send water slowly into the city’s sewer system. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge City Council moves ahead with agreement for ‘green’ parking lot in Uptown," 6 Nov. 2019 The revised proposal is an open, perforated aluminum sculpture that would allow sunlight to travel through its canopy, according to Fornes. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Amid community backlash, Laguna Beach moves ahead with refining design for Village Entrance public art piece," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of perforated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Perforated.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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


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Medical Definition of perforated

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

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