Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ablate.

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

  • adjective made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization

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Examples

  • They were pretty cool, as you could actually see the ET tumbling while it ablated, then all of a sudden, BOOM!

    Today's Video - External Tank Falling to Earth in HD - NASA Watch

  • But today, perhaps because much of the conversation has to do with "the Holocaust Industry," the shtick seems brutal and ablated from life.

    Rachel Shteir: The Holocaust Follies or Slapstick Without a Cause

  • Felled by the ward of his intransigence, levelled and laid flat, sword brandished in denial – sword wafting words uttered emphatically in a trial of words by wards, falling for the trap of his own rhetorical thirst, falling into the gap between those who run first and those who carp and cry in the pack – an empty husk cracked and ablated, an old fool utterly trashed.

    Rhetorical Thirst (rev)

  • Grabbed by a temporary touchdown and then moving upward as ice is accreted from below and ablated from above.

    Ayles Ice Shelf, Ellesmere Island « Climate Audit

  • That bit of wood should then get dropped on the stony beach when its surrounding ice ablated/sublimed away, as it would do if the mechanism operates.

    Ellesmere Island Ice Shelves « Climate Audit

  • It was a little too close to the good pathway to be ablated burnt.

    Doug's Operation

  • Felled by the ward of his intransigence, levelled and laid flat, sword brandished in denial – sword wafting words uttered emphatically in a trial of words by words, falling for the trap of his own rhetorical thirst, falling into the gap between those who run first and those who carp and cry in the pack – an empty husk cracked and ablated, an old fool trashed.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • It was a little too close to the good pathway to be ablated burnt.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The article about the seals wandered into strange territory, by the way, discussing “numerous seal-bodies” of seal pups that apparently had wandered far inland, into the dry valleys of Victoria Land, where they froze to death and were then slowly ablated away by ice and sand during wind storms.

    Tephras in Ecuador « Climate Audit

  • Centrioles have been ablated using lasers, and there is little effect on cell behavior following their removal see La Terra et al., 2005.

    Make The Leap - The Panda's Thumb

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