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Webster 1913 Edition


Ablation

Ab-la′tion

,
Noun.
[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.
AS
4.
(Geol.)
Wearing away; superficial waste, as of glacial ice or snow.
Tyndall.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ablation

ABLA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. ab and latio, a carrying.]
A carrying away. In medicine, the taking from the body whatever is hurtful; evacuations in general. In chimistry, the removal of whatever is finished or no longer necessary.

Definition 2022


ablation

ablation

English

Noun

ablation (plural ablations)

  1. (obsolete) A carrying or taking away; removal. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (medicine) The surgical removal of a body part, an organ, or especially a tumor; the removal of an organ function; amputation. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  3. (sciences) The progressive removal of material by any of a variety of processes such as vaporization under heat or chipping. [Mid 20th century.][1]
  4. (geology) The 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. [Mid 20th century.][1]

Translations

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5

French

Noun

ablation f (plural ablations)

  1. The often forceful removal (physical or otherwise) or abolition of something.
    • 2008 April 25, Martine Chouinard, “Brebis égarée”, in Le Devoir:
      [] se contentant d'annoncer que l'ablation des nouvelles permettra de voguer vers «la production d'émissions culturelles et de divertissement de qualité».
      merely announcing that the elimination of news programming [on tv channel TQS] will allow it to focus on "the production of quality entertainment and cultural programming"
  2. (medicine) ablation
  3. (sciences) ablation