Verb(1) make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation(2) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Adjective(1) having a hole cut through
(1) One possibility would be to look for preserved hyphae in Ediacaran fossils and in associated microbial mats, specifically hyphae with perforate cell walls.(2) Usually, an open surgical technique is performed to interrupt the flow of these incompetent perforate veins.(3) The basic morphology consists of two nested, perforate cones connected by a series of septa.(4) The perforate , thin-walled structure to the bowl-shaped sponge is distinctive, particularly where the relatively close, but irregular, packing of the various ranked canals and ostia is evident.(5) All multinucleate and uninucleate components of the larva are connected by perforate plugged junctions.(6) I picked a very cool Valentine for him out of my huge Valentine's book, the kind where the cards had perforated edges and were just torn out.(7) One side of each box is perforated with small holes and the opposite side is an open, plain square of light.(8) The large sheet of folded and perforated paper contains 2 ballot papers and a declaration of identity.(9) Many of the victims' eardrums have been perforated because of the noise.(10) The page will also be perforated with the holder's image.(11) Expended cores often exhibit evidence of retouch and possible utilization and were sometimes re-modified into specific tool forms, such as denticulates, perforators , or scrapers.(12) In rare cases the eardrum will become perforated (a hole will form in it), and pus will then be seen running out of the ear.(13) However,├ö├ç┬¬ the world does not in fact break easily along neatly perforated lines.(14) If there is fluid around the structure the appendix may have perforated .(15) One of the stab wounds had perforated his heart.(16) The ring and disk were perforated by ten holes each, and gravity tended to align the holes ten times per revolution.