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ablate

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verb ab·late \a-ˈblāt\

Definition of ablate

ablated

ablating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove or destroy especially by cutting, abrading, or evaporating

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become ablated; especially :  vaporize 1



Origin and Etymology of ablate

Latin ablatus (past participle of auferre to remove), from ab- + latus, past participle of ferre — more at ukase, bear, tolerate


First Known Use: 1542


Medical Dictionary

ablate

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transitive verb ab·late \a-ˈblāt\

Medical Definition of ablate

ablated

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ablating

  1. :  to remove or destroy especially by cutting or abrading <ablate diseased tissue>




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