Definition for PER-TU'SION

PER-TU'SION, n. [s as z. L. pertusus, pertundo.]

  1. The act of punching, piercing or thrusting through with a pointed instrument. The manner of opening a vein in Hippocrates's time, was by stabbing or pertusion. – Arbuthnot.
  2. A little hole made by punching; a perforation. – Bacon.

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