[ a-bley-ter ]
/ æˈbleɪ tər /
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See under ablation (def. 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for ablator
/ (æbˈleɪtə) /
the heat shield of a space vehicle, which melts or wears away during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere
Word Origin for ablator
C20: from ablation
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