Ablation (noun)

  1. The surgical removal of a body part or tissue.
  2. The removal of material from a surface by erosion or vaporization.

Origin:

From the latin word "ablatio" which means "carrying away" or "removal", the word was first used in the 16th century in english.

Examples:

  1. The patient underwent an ablation procedure to remove a tumor.
  2. Ablation is a common treatment for atrial fibrillation.
  3. The ablation of the tumor was successful.
  4. The ablation of ice from the wings of the aircraft was done by heating the leading edge.
  5. The ablation of the surface material is necessary to avoid the build-up of heat.
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