ablate

See also: ablaté

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ablatum past participle of auferre (to remove); au- (away) + ferre (to carry). First attested in the 1500s, it became obsolete by the early 1600s.[1] Came back into use as a back-formation from ablation.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ablate (third-person singular simple present ablates, present participle ablating, simple past and past participle ablated)

  1. (transitive) To remove or decrease something by cutting, erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization. [Late 15th century.][2]
  2. (intransitive) To undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature. [Mid 20th century.][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

ablate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ablater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ablater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ablater
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of ablater
  5. second-person singular imperative of ablater

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

ablāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ablātus
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