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meanings of ablative


  1. Applied to one of the cases of the noun in some languages, the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away, and to a lesser degree, instrument, place, accordance, specifications, price, or measurement.
  2. Relating to the removal of a body part, tumor, or organ.
  3. Sacrificial, wearing away or being destroyed in order to protect the underlying, as in ablative paints used for antifouling. .
  4. Relating to the erosion of a land mass; relating to the melting or evaporation of a glacier.
  5. Pertaining to taking away or removing.


  1. The ablative case.
  2. An ablative material.