perforate


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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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On the one hand is their unbuilt proposal for San Francisco Prada, which in contrast to both the Modernist separation of structure and skin and the current fascination with the multilayered rainscreen--developed a perforate and sealed stainless-steel skin that also worked as a structural diaphragm.
In a second situation, the taxpayer planned to deepen a wellbore and perforate multiple intervals during 1994 to produce gas from a tight formation below a previously depleted oil reservoir.
The new, zero-emission line is also optimized to perforate materials that are made with sustainable fibers and filaments.