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perforate

Etymology: L, perforare, to pierce
1 v, [pur′fôrāt] to pierce, punch, puncture, or otherwise make a hole.
2 adj, [purfôrit] riddled with small holes.
3 adj, [pur′fôrit] (of the anus) having a normal opening; not imperforate. perforation, n.

perforate

(pĕr′fō-rāt) [L. perforatus, pierced with holes]
1. To puncture or to make holes.
2. Pierced with holes.

perforate

(of e.g. corals) possessing pores.
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