1. the surgical removal of body tissue.
  2. the removal of snow and ice from a glacier or iceberg by melting or evaporation.
    • the erosion of rock, typically by wind action.
    • the loss of surface material from a spacecraft or meteorite through evaporation or melting caused by friction with the atmosphere.
late Middle English (in the general sense ‘taking away, removal’): from late Latin ablatio(n-), from Latin ablat- ‘taken away’, from ab- ‘away’ + lat- ‘carried’ (from the verb ferre).
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Laguages Translations
Arabic (NOUN)التذرية, الاجتثاث
Bangla অ্যাব্লেশন
Bosnian (Latin) ablacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)аблация
Cantonese (Traditional) 消螎
Catalan (NOUN)ablació
Chinese Simplified 消融
Chinese Traditional 消融
Croatian (NOUN)ablacija
Czech (NOUN)ablace
Dutch (NOUN)ablatie
Estonian (NOUN)ablatsiooni
Filipino pagputol
Finnish (NOUN)ablaatio
German (NOUN)abtragen
Greek (NOUN)εκτομή, αφαήρεση, κατάλυση
Hebrew (NOUN)אבלציה
Hindi पृथक
Hungarian (NOUN)abláció, rétegeltávolítás
Icelandic (NOUN)eyðingar
Indonesian (NOUN)ablasi
Italian (NOUN)ablazione
Japanese (NOUN)アブレーション, 切除, 焼灼
Korean (NOUN)절제
Lithuanian (NOUN)abliacija
Norwegian Bokmål ablasjon
Persian (NOUN)فرسایش
Polish (NOUN)ablacji
Portuguese (NOUN)ablação
Querétaro Otomi ablación
Romanian (NOUN)ablatie
Russian (NOUN)абляция, уноса
Serbian (Cyrillic) аблатион
Slovak (NOUN)ablácia
Slovenian (NOUN)ablacijo
Spanish (NOUN)ablación
Tamil அப்லேஷன்
Telugu అబాలేషన్
Thai ผ่าตัด
Turkish (NOUN)ablasyon
Ukrainian (NOUN)абляції
Urdu گھلنا
Yucatec Maya ablación
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