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Noun: ablative  a-blu-tiv
  1. The case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
    - ablative case
Adjective: ablative  a-blu-tiv
  1. (linguistics) relating to the ablative case
Adjective: ablative[2]  u'bley-tiv
  1. Tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
    "ablative[2] material on a rocket cone"

Derived forms: ablatives

See also: subtractive

Type of: oblique, oblique case

Encyclopedia: Ablative