—adj.pûr'fur-it, -fu-rāt"), [key]
—v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
1. to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like.
2. to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate.
to make a way through or into something; penetrate.
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