verb (used with object), ablated, ablating.
to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.: to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
verb (used without object), ablated, ablating.
to become ablated; undergo ablation.

1535–45; < Latin ablātus carried away (past participle of auferre), equivalent to ab- ab- + lātus (past participle of ferre to bear); see -ate1

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ablate (æbˈleɪt)
(tr) to remove by ablation
[C20: back formation from ablation]

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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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