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

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Origin and Etymology of ablate

borrowed from Latin ablātus (suppletive past participle of auferre “to carry away, remove”), from ab- ab- + lātus, suppletive past participle of ferre “to bear” — more at 2bear, tolerate


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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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