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.

 

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