Adjective "ablating" definition and examples

(Ablating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/abˈleɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

  1. 'The corneal surface epithelium is ablated in this procedure and patients may experience discomfort for 48 hours or more postoperatively.'
  2. 'The laser beam zaps a pinhead-sized area on the target, ablating or vaporizing it.'
  3. 'As the device is withdrawn, it ablates the swollen vein, completely destroying it.'

More definitions

1. to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc.: to ablate a metal surface with intense heat. verb (used without object), ablated, ablating.

2. to become ablated; undergo ablation.

More examples(as adjective)

"tissues can be ablating."

Origin

(ablate)