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  1. ablateverb

    wear away through erosion or vaporization

  2. ablateverb

    remove an organ or bodily structure


  1. ablateverb

    To remove or decrease something by cutting, erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.

  2. ablateverb

    To undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature.


  1. ablate

    Ablation (Latin: ablatio – removal) is removal or destruction of something from an object by vaporization, chipping, erosive processes or by other means. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials.


  1. ablate

    To ablate is to remove or destroy material, such as tissue, in a living organism or object, often through surgical procedures or in some cases erosion. It can also refer to the reduction or removal through natural processes like evaporation or melting. In a broader context, it can mean getting rid of anything.

  2. ablate

    To ablate generally means to remove or destroy material, often through a process of vaporization, chipping, or other erosive process. This term is often used in medical fields to describe the removal of harmful substances like tumors, in manufacturing to describe the removal of surface materials, or in aerospace where material often wears away from a spacecraft when entering a planet's atmosphere.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ablate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ablate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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