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v. ab·lat·ed, ab·lat·ing, ab·lates
1. Medicine To remove or destroy the function of (a body organ or tissue).
2. To remove by erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.
To become ablated; undergo ablation.
[Back-formation from ablation.]
(Surgery) (tr) to remove by ablation
[C20: back formation from ablation]
v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.v.i.
2. to become ablated; undergo ablation.
Past participle: ablated
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|Verb||1.||ablate - wear away through erosion or vaporization|
|2.||ablate - remove an organ or bodily structure|
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"