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verb as in make a hole in

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The ganglion is contained in a thick bony wall perforated by tiny pores that allow nerve fibers to pass through.

To create the faux nighttime sky, it takes two craftspeople up to 17 hours to perforate 1,900 holes.

They are also designed with three-hole punches on the left side, so if you use a binder, you can easily add one to it, or tear off individual perforated, hole-punched pages when needed.

This is a great jersey if you pedal in hot climates—the Canyon is perforated and has larger holes on the back and under the arms for maximum breathability.

The stars in this specimen are more numerous, and do not perforate.

The remainder of the thoracic surface is covered with a tough breast-plate which the sting would perhaps fail to perforate.

The 2nd or 1851 issue, as it is called in the circular, actually consisted of two series, the imperforate and perforate.

When the hypha of a uredine attacks a cell it is unable to perforate it with its whole diameter.

In this manner the embryos perforate the walls of the digestive tube.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perforate, such as: puncture, bore, drill, drive, hole, and honeycomb.

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