- Present participle of ablate.
Variant of ablate
transitive verbablated, ablating
- to remove, as by surgery
- Astrophysics to wear away, melt, or vaporize (surface material) by entering into or passing through the atmosphere at supersonic speed
- Geol. to wear away, as by erosion
Origin of ablateback-formation ; from ablation ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ablatio, a taking away ; from Classical Latin ablatus: see ablative
to undergo ablation