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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ablation  \Ab*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  ablatio,  fr  ablatus  p.  p.  of 
  auferre  to  carry  away  ab  +  latus,  p.  p.  of  ferre  carry:  cf 
  F.  ablation.  See  {Tolerate}.] 
  1.  A  carrying  or  taking  away  removal.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  Extirpation.  --Dunglison. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  Wearing  away  superficial  waste.  --Tyndall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ablation 
  n  1:  surgical  removal  of  a  body  part  or  tissue  [syn:  {extirpation}, 
  {cutting  out},  {excision}] 
  2:  the  erosive  process  that  reduces  the  size  of  glaciers 




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