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ablate

[ a-bleyt ]
/ 忙藞ble瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ab路lat路ed, ab路lat路ing.
to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.: to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
verb (used without object), ab路lat路ed, ab路lat路ing.
to become ablated; undergo ablation.
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Origin of ablate

1535鈥45; <Latin abl膩tus carried away (past participle of auferre), equivalent to ab-ab- + l膩tus (past participle of ferre to bear); see -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for ablate

ablate
/ (忙b藞le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to remove by ablation

Word Origin for ablate

C20: back formation from ablation
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Medical definitions for ablate

ablate
[ 膬-bl膩t ]

v.
To remove or destroy the function of.
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