What does imperforate mean?

Definitions for imperforate
ɪmˈpɜr fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪtim·per·fo·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imperforateadjective

    not perforated; having no opening


  1. imperforatenoun

    A postage stamp that has not been perforated.

  2. imperforateadjective

    Not perforated.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Imperforateadjective

    Not pierced through; without a hole.

    Etymology: in and perforatus, Latin.

    Sometimes children are born imperforate; in which case a small puncture, dressed with a tent, effects the cure. Samuel Sharp.


  1. imperforate

    For postage stamps, separation is the means by which individual stamps are made easily detachable from each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imperforateadjective

    alt. of Imperforated

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imperforate

    -d, im-pėr′fo-rāt, -ed, adj. not pierced through: having no opening.—adj. Imper′forable, that cannot be perforated or bored through.—n. Imperforā′tion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperforate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperforate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
    • A. squashy
    • B. busy
    • C. nasty
    • D. blistering

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