ablation definition

  • noun:
    • medical excision or amputation of a body component or muscle.
    • The erosive processes where a glacier is paid off.
    • Aerospace 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.
    • Aerospace The reduction or elimination of heat-protective area material by aerodynamic friction, as from a heat shield.
    • A carrying or removing; reduction.
    • Extirpation.
    • Wearing away; shallow waste.
    • A carrying or taking away; elimination; suppression.
    • In medication, the using from the human anatomy by mechanical method of any such thing upsetting, as a diseased limb, a tumor, a foreign human anatomy, pus, or excrement.
    • In chem., the removal of whatever is completed or not any longer required.
    • In geology, the wearing away or waste of a glacier by melting or evaporation.
    • the erosive procedure that lowers how big glaciers
    • surgical removal of a body part or muscle

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