per·​fo·​rat·​ed ˈpər-fə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce perforated (audio)
: having a hole or perforations
especially : having a specified number of perforations in 20 millimeters
the stamps are perforated 10
: characterized by perforation
a perforated ulcer

Examples of perforated in a Sentence

a pad with perforated sheets of paper
Recent Examples on the Web And engineers sometimes use bubble curtains (bubbles released by perforated air hoses that are laid on the foundation in concentric rings) to absorb construction noises. Josh Axelrod, Scientific American, 26 June 2024 Drivers can choose between the red or grey RS design package, which adds that color of contrast stitching to the perforated leather seats, center console, and floor mats. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 June 2024 The Adidas Men's Superlite 2 Relaxed Adjustable Performance Cap is made of a lightweight stretch fabric with perforated side panels for added ventilation. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 15 June 2024 Despite struggling to breathe through her perforated lung, Jessica screamed for her mother at the scene. Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for perforated 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of perforated was in the 15th century

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“Perforated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


per·​fo·​rat·​ed -fə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce perforated (audio)
: having a hole or series of holes : characterized by perforation
a perforated eardrum
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