the weaning of an infant
the cessation of milk secretion in the breasts
: With trumpets ablare, the band entered the stadium. Historical Examples A week after a great city was all aglare with flags, and ablare with trumpets. Humorous Readings and Recitations Various
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.
the removal, especially of organs, abnormal growths, or harmful substances, from the body by mechanical means, as by surgery. the reduction in volume of glacial ice, snow, or névé by the combined processes of melting, evaporation, and calving. Compare (def 3). Aerospace. erosion of the protective outer surface (ablator) of a spacecraft or missile due […]
(in some inflected languages) noting a case that has among its functions the indication of place from which or, as in Latin, place in which, manner, means, instrument, or agent. the ablative case. a word in that case, as Troiā in Latin Aenēas Troiā vēnit, “Aeneas came from Troy.”. capable of or susceptible to ; […]
- Ablative absolute
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 […]