Definitions for ablationæˈbleɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or process of ablating.
the removal of organs, abnormal growths, or harmful substances from the body by mechanical means, as by surgery.
the erosion of the protective outer surface
Ref: ( ablator )
Origin of ablation:
1570–80; < LL
ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision(noun)
surgical removal of a body part or tissue
the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
A carrying or taking away; removal.
The surgical removal of a body part or an organ; the removal of an organ function; amputation.
The progressive removal of material by any of a variety of processes such as vaporization under heat or chipping.
The total removal of a glacier by melting and evaporation; the lowering of a land surface by any of several means, as in wind erosion, mass wasting.
Origin: * First attested before 1425.
a carrying or taking away; removal
wearing away; superficial waste