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 for perforate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perforate \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Perforated (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Perforating.] [L. perforatus, p. p. of perforare to
     perforate; per through + forare to bore. See Bore, v.]
     To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument;
     to make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to
     pierce or penetrate the surface of. --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster] Perforate

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perforate \Per"fo*rate\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[asl]t), Perforated
  \Per"fo*ra`ted\ (p[~e]r"f[-o]*r[=a]"t[e^]d), a.
     Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having
     transparent dots resembling holes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pervious \Per"vi*ous\, a. [L. pervis; per + via a way. See
     Per-, and Voyage.]
     1. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another
        body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.
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              [Doors] . . . pervious to winds, and open every way.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical
        or mental vision. [R.]
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              God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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     3. Capable of penetrating or pervading. [Obs.] --Prior.
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     4. (Zool.) Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as
        applied to the nostrils or birds.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perforate
      adj 1: having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated
             eardrum"; "a punctured balloon" [syn: pierced,
             perforated, perforate, punctured]
      v 1: make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;
           "perforate the sheets of paper" [syn: punch, perforate]
      2: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The
         bullet penetrated her chest" [syn: penetrate, perforate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "perforate":
     auger, bite, bore, broach, countersink, drill, drive, empierce,
     enter, fix, gore, gouge, gouge out, hole, honeycomb, impale, lance,
     needle, pass into, penetrate, pierce, pink, pit, prick, probe,
     punch, puncture, ream, ream out, riddle, run through, skewer,
     spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, tap, transfix, transpierce,
     trepan, trephine
  
  

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