ablation

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noun ab·la·tion \a-ˈblā-shən\

Definition of ablation

  1. :  the process of ablating: such asa :  surgical removalb :  loss of a part (such as ice from a glacier or the outside of a nose cone) by melting or vaporization

Origin and Etymology of ablation

Middle English ablacioun “removal,” borrowed from Late Latin ablātiōn-, ablātiō, from Latin ablā-, suppletive stem of auferre “to carry away, remove” + -tiōn-, tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at ablate


First Known Use: 15th century


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ablation

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noun ab·la·tion \a-ˈblā-shən\

Medical Definition of ablation

  1. :  the process of ablating; especially :  surgical removal


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