Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
ablate

ab·late

ablate

 
pronunciation:
bleIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ablates, ablating, ablated
definition: to wear away or otherwise remove (a surface), as by heat or erosion.
Heat will be used to ablate the tumor.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become ablated.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature