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English definition of “ablation”

ablation

noun [U]     /əˈbleɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌæbˈleɪ-/ specialized
the loss of ice or snow from a glacier or iceberg, or the loss of rock or similar material, caused by a process such as melting or erosionThe Earth and outer space - general words
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