Definition of Ablation in English :

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see synonyms of ablation


1. ablation, cutting out, excision, extirpation

surgical removal of a body part or tissue

2. ablation

the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

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see synonyms of ablation
the surgical removal of an organ, structure, or part
the melting or wearing away of an expendable part, such as the heat shield of a space re-entry vehicle on passing through the earth's atmosphere
the wearing away of a rock or glacier

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see synonyms of ablation
1. Surgical excision or amputation of a body part or tissue.
2. The erosive processes by which a glacier is reduced.
3. Aerospace
a. The dissipation of heat generated by atmospheric friction, especially in the atmospheric reentry of a spacecraft or missile, by means of a melting heat shield.
b. The reduction or removal of heat-protective surface material by aerodynamic friction, as from a heat shield.

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