Definitions for ablateæˈbleɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.
(v.i.)to become ablated; undergo ablation.
Origin of ablate:
1535–45; < L ablātus, ptp. of auferre to carry away =ab-ab - +lātus, ptp. of ferre to bear1
wear away through erosion or vaporization
remove an organ or bodily structure
To remove or decrease something by cutting, erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.
To undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature.