ablative

adjective (1)
ab·​la·​tive | \ ˈa-blə-tiv How to pronounce ablative (audio) \

Definition of ablative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

adjective (2)
ab·​la·​tive | \ a-ˈblā-tiv How to pronounce ablative (audio) \

Definition of ablative (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to ablation
2 : tending to ablate ablative material on a nose cone

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Adjective (1)

ablative noun

Adjective (2)

ablatively adverb

First Known Use of ablative

Adjective (1)

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ablative

Adjective (1)

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

Adjective (2)

ablate + -ive

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ablative

adjective
ab·​la·​tive | \ a-ˈblā-tiv, ə- How to pronounce ablative (audio) \

Medical Definition of ablative

: relating to or involving surgical ablation ablative treatment ablative techniques

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