to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.: to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
to become ablated; undergo ablation.
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How to use ablate in a sentence
So it is very plausible that low-density stuff from Bennu … would ablate higher in the atmosphere and not have a chance to create meteorites at all.The asteroid Bennu’s brittle boulders may make grabbing a sample easier | Lisa Grossman | October 8, 2020 | Science News
British Dictionary definitions for ablate
(tr) to remove by ablation
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