Translations: Etymology: ablatio, from ablatus past participle of auferre to carry away; ab + latus, past participle of ferre carry: compare French ablation.
- A carrying or taking away; removal.
- (medicine) The surgical removal of a body part; amputation.
- (geology) The erosion of a glacier.
- (physics) The dissipation of the heat of re-entry of a spacecraft, meteor, or similar object.
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