• WordNet 3.6
    • v ablate remove an organ or bodily structure
    • v ablate wear away through erosion or vaporization
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ablate To take away; remove.
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In literature:

Question: Which is the most "beastly plague," a cattle-plague case for a farmer, or the ablative case for a school-boy?
"Reminiscences of Tolstoy" by Ilya Tolstoy
I here have become a grammarian, I who never learned any language but by rote, and who do not yet know adjective, conjunction, or ablative.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
Besides being a beacon for sledging parties, it was used for ablation measurements.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
I believe they also agreed on the ablative absolute.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Certain prepositions were used with the accusative to indicate one relation, and with the ablative to suggest another.
"The Common People of Ancient Rome" by Frank Frost Abbott
Note ablation pits in the snow.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The only people I really mixed with were those whose lives were dedicated to the ablative.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
To, by, for; sign of dative and ablative.
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
Paul, who had been wool-gathering, went back to nominative, dative, and ablative.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The Chinese make their eunuchs by a complete ablation of all genitals.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino

In news:

Study Shows Importance of Confirming Conduction Block Intra- Operatively in AF Ablation.
Webinar Reviews the Role of 3D ICE, Mapping in Ablation of Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia.
Percutaneous Renal Nerve Ablation Reduces Hypertenstion.
General Manager Alessandro Baldi says the new distributors will market Protea 's sample preparation and mass spectrometry products, including the Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization device, or LAESI.
Endosense Announces CE Mark, First Use of the Tacticath Quartz Force-Sensing Ablation Catheter.
Bojrab will be discussing the process and benefits of a Radiofrequency Ablation.
Radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors.
Of the minimally invasive treatments available, radiofrequency (RF) ablation is fast becoming an important alternative treatment modality.
Mastergraphics is known in the flexographic industry for its pre-press capabilities, services and digital ITR laser ablation of plates and sleeves.
Duplex ultrasound has provided a greater understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of superficial venous insufficiency and has aided in the development of image-guided endovenous ablative therapy.
After bronchoscopy and laser ablation of the mass were performed, the final diagnosis of carcinoid tumor was made.
Now days, instead of ladies having to have a hysterectomy, they can be treated with something that is called Endometrial Ablation.
Canada Clears Boston Scientific's Blazer Open-Irrigation Ablation Catheter.
This is the first catheter ablation procedure ever performed at Bay Medical Center.
Patients Enrolled in Force- Sensing Ablation Catheter Trial.

In science:

Low density radio and possibly some X-ray material can be subsequently ablated by the medium through which they pass.
X-ray Bright QSO's around NGC 3079
They range from fundamental quasi-one electron processes to highly complex ablation and material modiļ¬cation processes.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
The essence of this process, examples of which are shown in Fig. 14b, is the simultaneous presence of both kinetic energy and potential energy as prerequisite for large-scale ablation to take place.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
Note that a fraction of the X-ray emission detected from the eclipsing pulsar B1957+20, which is thought to ablate its companion in a close binary system with a 9.2-hr orbital period, may be due to an intrabinary shock between the pulsar wind and that of the companion star.
Studying Millisecond Pulsars in X-rays
Everybody gets some, but the Mercutians never see theirs (no atmosphere to ablate the grains), while the Venerians had a pair as recently as June and August 2006 (Vaubillon and Christou 2006), made up of stuff from comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pa jdusakova ejected between 1943 and 1980.
Astrophysics in 2006