Translation of perforation in Spanish:

perforation

Pronunciation: /ˌpɜːrfəˈreɪʃən; ˌpɜːfəˈreɪʃən/

n

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (hole) perforación (feminine) perforations (on sheet of stamps etc) perforado (masculine)
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    • The weight of the metal drum is sufficient to keep it at the depth required and the perforations allow the water to pass through the drum.
    • The screen has millions of tiny perforations across it to allow sound to escape from speakers placed behind.
    • Such mating pairs are joined by a membrane, perforations in which allow exchange of cytoplasmic factors for several hours before any nuclear exchange.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act) perforación (f); (with row of holes) perforado (m)
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    • He compares this to the paper perforations which prevent tearing across a postage stamp.
    • The cracks form perpendicularly to the cooling surface (the top of the flow) unless there are elongated vesicles, which act like the perforations in postage stamps, bending the cracks round them.
    • Carefully tear along perforations, separating the two ballot papers and the declaration of identity.
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    • Instead of the respiratory improvement, the patient died 15 days later of abdominal sepsis after intestinal perforation.
    • A polymicrobial culture raises the suspicion for intestinal perforation or abscess formation.
    • The liver, spleen, kidneys, and pancreas all looked normal, and no evidence of intestinal obstruction or perforation was detected.

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