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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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 One person suffered the serious problem of a perforated bowel, which requires immediate attention. Anne Saker,, "Cincinnati VA turmoil: 3 patients sent elsewhere when surgery department closed for 4 days," 11 June 2018 Hours later, everyone agrees, Anderson collapsed and was taken to the hospital, where doctors rushed him into surgery and discovered a perforated ulcer. NBC News, "Feds admit liability for death of Alabama inmate who died of ulcer," 4 June 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 Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow And Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 10 Aug. 2017 Just like the Yeezy Powerphase model, the Rascal features an EVA cushioned midsole, the same Adidas branding by the shoe eyelets, and similar perforated detailing. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Adidas’s Newest Retro Sneaker Looks a Whole Lot Like a Yeezy," 17 May 2018 Everything more complicated than that wafts up the back of your throat via a process called retronasal olfaction to an array of nerve endings dangling through a perforated bit of skull behind your nose called the cribriform plate. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel," 16 May 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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