Verb ablate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


ablate (third-person singular simple present ablates, present participle ablating, simple past and past participle ablated)

  1. (transitive) To remove or decrease something by cutting, erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization. [2]
  2. (intransitive) To undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature. [2]

More definition: remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc., to ablate a metal surface with intense heat. 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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