Meaning of “ablation” in the English Dictionary

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"ablation" in British English

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ablationnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈbleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæbˈleɪ.ʃən/ 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 erosion

(Definition of “ablation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)