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ablate

[a-bleyt] /æˈbleɪt/
verb (used with object), ablated, ablating.
1.
to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.:
to ablate a metal surface with intense heat.
verb (used without object), ablated, ablating.
2.
to become ablated; undergo ablation.
Origin
1535-1545
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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British Dictionary definitions for ablates

ablate

/æbˈleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove by ablation
Word Origin
C20: back formation from ablation
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ablates in Medicine

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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