(Per"fla*ble) a. [L. perflabilis. See Perflate.] Capable of being blown through. [Obs.]

(Per*flate") v. t. [L. perflatus, p. p. of perflare to blow through.] To blow through. [Obs.] Harvey.

(Per*fla"tion) n. [L. perflatio.] The act of perflating. [Obs.] Woodward.

(Per*fo"li*ate) a. [Pref. per- + L. folium leaf.]

1. (Bot.) Having the basal part produced around the stem; — said of leaves which the stem apparently passes directory through.

2. (Zoöl.) Surrounded by a circle of hairs, or projections of any kind.

(Per`fo*ra"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Perforate.] (Zoöl.) (a) A division of corals including those that have a porous texture, as Porites and Madrepora; — opposed to Aporosa. (b) A division of Foraminifera, including those having perforated shells.

(Per"fo*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perforated (- ra`ted); 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.

(Per"fo*rate) Perforated
(Per"fo*ra`ted) a. Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes.

(Per`fo*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. perforation.]

1. The act of perforating, or of boring or piercing through. Bacon.

2. A hole made by boring or piercing; an aperture. "Slender perforations." Sir T. Browne.

(Per"fo*ra*tive) a. [Cf. F. perforatif.] Having power to perforate or pierce.

(Per"fo*ra`tor) n. [Cf. F. perforateur.] One who, or that which, perforates; esp., a cephalotome.

(Per*force") adv. [F. par (L. per) + force.] By force; of necessary; at any rate. Shak.

(Per*force"), v. t. To force; to compel. [Obs.]

(Per*form") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Performed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Performing.] [OE. performen, parfourmen, parfournen, OF. parfornir, parfournir, to finish, complete; OF. & F. par (see Par) + fournir to finish, complete. The word has been influenced by form; cf. L. performare to form thoroughly. See Furnish.]

1. To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.

I will cry unto God most high, unto God that performeth all things for me.
Ps. lvii. 2.

Great force to perform what they did attempt.
Sir P. Sidney.

2. To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.

To perform your father's will.

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