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Perforate   /pˈərfərˌeɪt/   Listen

Having a hole cut through.  Synonyms: perforated, pierced, punctured.  "A perforated eardrum" , "A punctured balloon"

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"Perforate" Quotes from Famous Books

... the gold, is by a fissure Asunder cleft, that dripping is with tears, Which gathered together perforate that cavern. ...
— Divine Comedy, Longfellow's Translation, Hell • Dante Alighieri

... pieces of Russian copper coin once made their way thither across the continent from the westward. Blue or white beads are almost the only articles of European manufacture coveted by the Loucheux. They perforate the septum of the nose and insert in the opening three small shells which they procure at a high price from ...
— The Journey to the Polar Sea • John Franklin

... to attain this virtue, he has to pass through the phase of thinking of himself, and that is misdirected genius. A blackguard may be slow to think for himself, but he is genuinely anxious to kill, and a little punishment teaches him how to guard his own skin and perforate another's. A powerfully prayerful Highland Regiment, officered by rank Presbyterians, is, perhaps, one degree more terrible in action than a hard-bitten thousand of irresponsible Irish ruffians led by most improper young unbelievers. But these things prove the rule—which is that the midway men ...
— Indian Tales • Rudyard Kipling

... distorting his throat, fluffing up his feathers, spreading out his wings and tail, his purpose evidently being to make himself as fascinating as possible in the eyes of his lady love. One of his calls sounds like "spreele," piped in so piercing a key that it seems almost to perforate your brain. ...
— Our Bird Comrades • Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser

... as he lifted a glass of delicate pearl pink, filled with the pungent and keenly stimulating Ridinda, to his lips. 'Put on your thinking cap, and perforate me with all the puzzles you can think of. I am a trifle rattled myself in this new ranch—have not been here long—but I tell you, Dodd, Mars is first class. It suits me. Never enjoyed living so much, never found it so much a matter of course, and as ...
— The Certainty of a Future Life in Mars • L. P. Gratacap

Words linked to "Perforate" :   grain, go into, strike, plunge, ingrain, tunnel, penetrate, cut, pervade, poke into, diffuse, thrust, storm, foray, pierce, imbue, probe, dig into, get into, get in, sneak in, permeate, interpenetrate, force, enter, perforation, sink in, come in, creep in, immerse, riddle, go in, percolate, filter, honeycomb, break, move into, ooze through

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