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1ablative

adjective ab·la·tive \ˈa-blə-tiv\

Definition of ABLATIVE

:  of, relating to, or constituting a grammatical case expressing typically the relations of separation and source and also frequently such relations as cause or instrument
ablative noun
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First Known Use of ABLATIVE

circa 1500

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

2ablative

adjective ab·la·tive \a-ˈblā-tiv\

Definition of ABLATIVE

1
:  of or relating to ablation
2
:  tending to ablate <ablative material on a nose cone>
ab·la·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of ABLATIVE

circa 1569
Medical Dictionary

ablative

adjective ab·la·tive \a-ˈblā-tiv, ə-\

Medical Definition of ABLATIVE

:  relating to or involving surgical ablation <ablative treatment> <ablative techniques>

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