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v. remove by cutting, remove surgically; remove by melting, remove through evaporation

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Ablation is removal of material from the surface of an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials.

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1. wear away through erosion or vaporization
(hypernym) wear, wear off, wear out, wear thin
(derivation) ablation
2. remove an organ or bodily structure
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(derivation) ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision
(classification) operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

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v. ablate, remove by cutting, remove surgically; remove by melting, remove through evaporation

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To remove, usually by cutting. At surgery a tumor may be ablated.

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