19 January 2005

Word for the Day

ablate · a-'blEIt · verb
Inflected form(s): ablated; ablating
Noun form: ablation

transitive senses : to remove, especially by cutting,
abrading, or evaporating

intransitive senses : to become ablated; especially :

Etymology: Latin ablatus (pp. of auferre to remove), from ab- + latus, past participle of ferre -- compare ukase, bear, tolerate

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