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noun perforation pronunciation in British English /ˌpɜː(r)fəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small hole, usually one of a series of holes in a surface such as paper
  2. 2
    [countable] medical a small hole or cut in an organ or tube inside your body, caused by illness or injury
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] medical the process by which illness or injury causes a small hole or cut in an organ or tube inside your body

      One patient suffered a bowel perforation.

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