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noun perforation pronunciation in British English /ˌpɜː(r)fəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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singularperforation
pluralperforations
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    [countable] medical a small hole or cut in an organ or tube inside your body, caused by illness or injury
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      [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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