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Ablation   Listen
noun
Ablation  n.  
1.
A carrying or taking away; removal.
2.
(Med.) Extirpation.
3.
(Med.) Removing or destroying of a body tissue, especially by a surgical procedure.
4.
(Geol.) Wearing away; superficial waste, as of glacial ice or snow.
5.
(Aerospace) Wearing away of the outer layers of a protective shield or surface by the heat and aerodynamic forces caused by flying through the atmosphere at hypersonic speed, as during reentry from space; as, ablation of the heat shield during reentry.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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