Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb Medicine To remove or destroy the function of (a body organ or tissue).
  • intransitive verb To remove by erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.
  • intransitive verb To become ablated; undergo ablation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take away; remove.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove an organ or bodily structure
  • verb wear away through erosion or vaporization

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from ablation.]

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