ablate (third-person singular simple present ablates, present participle ablating, simple past and past participle ablated)
1.to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc., to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
2.to become ablated; undergo ablation.
1. (transitive) to remove by ablation Word OriginC20, back formation from ablationCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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