la perforación
-the drilling
See the entry for perforación.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (act of creating a hole)
a. drilling
Los mineros encontraron petróleo durante la perforación.The miners found oil during the drilling.
b. boring
Se necesitó maquinaria pesada para realizar la perforación en la obra.Heavy machinery was needed for the boring on the construction site.
2. (pit)
a. borehole
Hicimos una perforación para extraer agua del acuífero.We made a borehole to extract water from the aquifer.
b. bore hole
Comenzó a brotar petróleo de la perforación.Oil began to gush from the bore hole.
3. (opening)
a. perforation
El acomodador hizo una perforación en los boletos y nos mostró dónde estaban nuestros asientos.The usher made a perforation in our tickets and showed us to our seats.
4. (medicine)
a. perforation
El médico detectó una perforación en el útero de la paciente.The doctor detected a perforation in the patient's uterus.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (acción)
a. drilling, boring
2. (medicine)
a. perforation
3. (taladro, hueco)
a. bore-hole
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1 (orificio) (Tipografía) perforation; (Cine) (Fotografía) sprocket; (Técnica) punch-hole; (Minería) bore hole
2 (proceso) (gen) piercing; perforation; (Minería) drilling; boring; (Tipografía) punching; perforating;
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