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Ablation Definition

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[n] surgical removal of a body part or tissue
[n] the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

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Misc. Definitions

\Ab*la"tion\, n. [L. ablatio, fr. ablatus p. p. of auferre to carry away; ab + latus, p. p. of ferre carry: cf. F. ablation. See {Tolerate}.]
1. A carrying or taking away; removal. --Jer. Taylor.
2. (Med.) Extirpation. --Dunglison.
3. (Geol.) Wearing away; superficial waste. --Tyndall.

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