Ablate



to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.:
to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
to become ablated; undergo .
verb
(transitive) to remove by ablation

ablate ab·late (ā-blāt’)
v. ab·lat·ed, ab·lat·ing, ab·lates
To remove or destroy the function of.

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    a construction not dependent upon any other part of the sentence, consisting of a noun and a participle, noun and adjective, or two nouns, in which both members are in the ablative case, as Latin viā factā, “the road having been made.”. Historical Examples As for the ablative absolute, its reconstruction and regeneration have been […]

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