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ab·la·tive 1

Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case indicating separation, direction away from, sometimes manner or agency, and the object of certain verbs. It is found in Latin and other Indo-European languages.
1. The ablative case.
2. A word in this case.

[Middle English, from Latin ablātīvus, from ablātus, carried away; see ablation.]

ab·la·tive 2

1. Of, relating to, or capable of ablation.
2. Tending to ablate.

[From ablation.]

ab·la′tive·ly adv.
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1. (Grammar) grammar (in certain inflected languages such as Latin) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument, manner, or place of the action described by the verb
2. taking away or removing: ablative surgery.
3. (Aeronautics) able to disintegrate or be worn away at a very high temperature: a thick layer of ablative material.
(Grammar) grammar
a. the ablative case
b. a word or speech element in the ablative case
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(ˈæb lə tɪv)
1. of or designating a grammatical case that is used to mark the starting point of an action and, in Latin, to indicate manner, instrument, or agent.
2. the ablative case.
3. a word or other form in this case, as Tusculō “from Tusculum,” honōre “with honor.”
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]


(æˈbleɪ tɪv)

capable of or susceptible to ablation: the ablative nose cone of a rocket.
ab•la′tive•ly, adv.
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A grammatical noun case that indicates movement away or a cause of something.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ablative - the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
oblique, oblique case - any grammatical case other than the nominative
Adj.1.ablative - relating to the ablative case
linguistics - the scientific study of language
2.ablative - tending to ablateablative - tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature; "ablative material on a rocket cone"
subtractive - constituting or involving subtraction; "a subtractive correction"
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[ˈæblətɪv] (Ling)
A. ADJablativo
B. N (also ablative case) → ablativo m
in the ablativeen ablativo
C. CPD ablative absolute Nablativo m absoluto
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nAblativ m; ablative absoluteAblativus absolutus
adjAblativ-; nounim Ablativ; ablative endingAblativendung f
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So, after three lessons in Latin grammar, one might correct a fellow student, whose knowledge did not embrace the ablative of "mensa."
Long-term outcomes of ablative procedures are not as well-known, although a study on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for RCC showed durable oncological control for RCCs <4 cm followed over a median of 61 months.[sup.16] Cryoablation was shown to have better oncologic control than radiofrequency ablation.[sup.17] While more studies are needed to determine the oncologic outcomes of cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation, they remain good alternatives in patients who are not surgical candidates.
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons from the US, Hong Kong, and Canada cover the basic science behind lasers and lights, treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions, nonablative laser and light skin rejuvenation, nonablative and ablative fractional resurfacing, laser resurfacing, non-surgical body contouring and tissue tightening, laser treatment of ethnic skin, and complications and legal considerations, with information on basic and advanced techniques, patient selection, treatment strategies, and safety.
It has been cryptically written (each chapter has only 2 pages) and highlights only the key issues relating to diagnostic and surgical techniques of a wide range of both ablative and reconstructive surgical procedures.
The protective coatings being donated for the restoration project by Sherwin-Williams include SeaGuard 5000HS Epoxy, a high-performance, low-VOC, high solids, anti-corrosive epoxy coating that will cover the ship's entire hull; SeaVoyage Ablative Antifoulant, a solvent-based, copper-and tin-free ablative coating that deters soft and hard fouling; and Proline 4800, a linear polyurethane finish coat to match the red color that is standard on U.S.
the dropping of the ablative and of the neuter case.
The latest Silkor laser device sourced from Lumenis - the worldwide leader in medical and aesthetic laser and light-based systems -- provides the industry-best ablative resurfacing treatments unheard of in the region.
In general, the local cases tend to be organised so that there maybe syncretism between lative and locative or ablative and locative cases but not between lative and ablative (cf.
It could reduce anal cancer risk and should be considered as an adjunct to ablative therapy.
In this paper only the Essive, Lative and Ablative are examined because the additional orientation markers occur only rarely outside the spatial domain.
Typically, ablative surgery is first performed to remove cancerous bone and tissue.
ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2010 (Balochistan Times): NUST PhD scholar Nedeem Iqbal and faculty member Dr M Bilal Khan have succeeded in getting first-ever book published on the subject of ablative nano-composites, which emanates from the research work performed at the NUST School of Chemical and Material Engineering (SCME).