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Meaning of ABLATION

Pronunciation:  ab'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  2. [n]  the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
 

ABLATION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: cutting out, excision, extirpation
 
 See Also: adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, eating away, embolectomy, ennervation, eroding, erosion, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, operation, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, suprarenalectomy, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy, wearing, wearing away

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: elimination or removal.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abrasion, abrasive, absorption, abstraction, assimilation, atomization, attrition, breakup, buffing, burning up, burnishing, chafe, chafing, consumption, corrosion, crumbling, decay, decomposition, decrease, decrement, deduction, degradation, deliquescence, depletion, depreciation, detrition, digestion, dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization, dissipation, dissolution, drain, dressing, eating up, erasure, erosion, evaporation, exhaustion, expending, expenditure, filing, finishing, fretting, galling, grazing, grinding, impoverishment, incoherence, ingestion, leakage, limation, loss, polishing, purification, rasping, ravages of time, refinement, removal, resolution, rubbing away, sandblasting, sanding, scouring, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, shining, shrinkage, smoothing, spending, squandering, subduction, sublation, subtraction, taking away, use, using, using up, wastage, waste, wastefulness, wasting away, wear, wear and tear, wearing, wearing away, wearing down, weathering
 

 

 

 

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