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ablation surgical removal of any part of the body. [2 definitions]
ablative1 denoting a grammatical case in some inflected languages that indicates direction or place, time, manner, or agency. [3 definitions]
ablative2 having the capacity for or susceptibility to ablation.
ablaut a pattern of changes in sounds, usu. vowels, that indicate variations in tense, number, person, or the like, as in "sink," "sank," and "sunk".
ablaze on fire; burning. [2 definitions]
-able capable or worthy of being the object of (such) an action. [3 definitions]
able having the skill, power, or opportunity that one must have to do a thing. [2 definitions]
able-bodied physically strong or fit.
abloom in flower; blooming.
ablution a washing or cleansing of oneself, esp. as part of a religious observance or ritual. [2 definitions]
-ably in a manner that indicates the capability of or tendency toward performing, or being the object of, (such) an action.
ably in a competent or skillful manner.
ABM abbreviation of "antiballistic missile," a missile designed to meet and destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
abnegate to surrender (a right or privilege); renounce. [2 definitions]
abnegation the act of relinquishing or abandoning, as a right, role, or good.
abnormal different from the normal or usual; not typical. (Cf. irregular.)
abnormality a deviant or atypical thing, event, or phenomenon; anomaly; aberration. [2 definitions]
abnormal psychology the branch of psychology that is concerned with patterns of behavior, thought, and feeling that deviate greatly from average patterns.
aboard on or into a ship, plane, train, or the like; on board. [2 definitions]
abode1 a residence or dwelling; home. [2 definitions]
abode2 a past tense and past participle of abide.