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ablative

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

Origin and Etymology of ablative

Middle English ablatif, borrowed from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French ablatif, borrowed from Latin ablātīvus, from ablātus, suppletive past participle of auferre "to carry away, remove" + -īvus -ive — more at ablate

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ablative

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

ablatively

adverb

Origin and Etymology of ablative


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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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