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ablation

ab·la·tion

ablation

 
pronunciation:
bleI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: surgical removal of any part of the body.
ablation of the tumor
definition 2: erosion, esp. by heat.
glacial ablationablation of the rocket's nose cone
Word Parts
The word ablation contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.