perforate


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perforate

Biology
a. pierced by small holes
b. marked with small transparent spots

perforate

[′pər·fə‚rāt]
(science and technology)
To pierce or puncture; particularly, to make a line or series of holes for such purposes as identification, decoration, or easy separation.
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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.
5 million [euro] in a new line, which perforates spunbond and SMS material for the baby diaper and adult incontinence market at a low cost.
Following interpretation of these logs, an application will now be submitted to Petrotrin to perforate and complete 223 feet of new net oil pay in the Goudron Sandstone section in two intervals starting with a 164 foot zone between 1,192 and 1,615 feet.