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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.]
1. Of, relating to, or capable of ablation.
2. Tending to ablate.
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in a way that relates to the melting or wearing away of an expendable partin a way that relates to the ablative case
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