- ablative absolute,
Origin of ablation
Examples from the Web for ablation
Excessive connective-tissue growth, exceptionally met with, is to be treated by ablation with the scissors or knife.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The first step towards this assurance is the ablation of the chronic Shaksperian comparison.Life of Robert Browning|William Sharp
When this is impracticable, ablation of the tonsil may be necessary.
Ablation may in such a case account for almost the whole of the snow removed.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
The fracture of the bones or the ablation of a limb is often observed on animals which have been struck.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
Word Origin for ablation
early 15c., from Latin ablationem (nominative ablatio), "a taking away," noun of action from past participle stem of auferre "to carry away," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + ferre (past participle latum; see oblate) "to bear."