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English adjective: perforate

1. perforate having a hole cut through


SamplesPierced ears.
A perforated eardrum.
A punctured balloon.


Synonymsperforated, pierced, punctured


Similarcut


Antonymsuncut


English verb: perforate

1. perforate (contact) make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation


SamplesPerforate the sheets of paper.


Synonymspunch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce

2. perforate (contact) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance


SamplesThe bullet penetrated her chest.


Synonymspenetrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into


Narrower (hyponym)break, creep in, cut, diffuse, dig into, filter, foray, force, grain, honeycomb, imbue, immerse, ingrain, interpenetrate, interpenetrate, ooze through, penetrate, percolate, permeate, permeate, permeate, pervade, pierce, pierce, pierce, plunge, poke into, poke into, probe, riddle, sink in, sneak in, storm, strike, thrust, tunnel









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