Definition of ablation
: 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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