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Noun: ablation  a'bley-shun
  1. Surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    - extirpation, cutting out, excision
  2. The erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Derived forms: ablations

Type of: degradation, eating away, eroding, erosion, op [informal], operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, wearing, wearing away

Encyclopedia: Ablation