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Ablative

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Noun

1. ablative, ablative case

the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb

Adjective

1. ablative

relating to the ablative case

2. ablative

tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature

Example Sentences:
'ablative material on a rocket cone'


1. ablative, ablative case

the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb


1. ablative

relating to the ablative case

2. ablative

tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature

Example Sentences:
'ablative material on a rocket cone'

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Ablative

see synonyms of ablative
adjective
1. 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. 
able to disintegrate or be worn away at a very high temperature
a thick layer of ablative material
noun
4. grammar
a. 
the ablative case
b. 
a word or speech element in the ablative case

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Ablative

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adjective
1.  Grammar
designating, of, or in a case expressing removal, deprivation, direction away from, source, cause, or agency
2.  Astronomy
that ablates, as the protective coating material on the nose cone of a space missile
noun Grammar
3. 
the ablative case: this case is expressed by inflection in languages such as Latin, Sanskrit, and Hungarian
4. 
a word or phrase in this case

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Ablative

see synonyms of ablative
adj.
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.
n.
1. The ablative case.
2. A word in this case.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or capable of ablation.
2. Tending to ablate.

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