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  • adj. Diminishing; as, an ablatitious force - Sir J. Herschel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Diminishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality or character of ablation.


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  • Ablatitious = "(t)hat is to be subtracted; subtractive. Chiefly Astron.: designating forces which must be subtracted in calculating the gravitational pull of the moon on the earth, the earth on the oceans, etc." (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 31, 2011