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French ablatif, ablative, Latin ablativus from ablatus. See ablation.

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Ablative (not comparable)

Positive
Ablative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) Taking away or removing
    Quotation
    • Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth - Joseph Hall
  2. (grammar) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, such as Finnish, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
  3. (engineering, nautical) Sacrificial, wearing away or being destroyed in order to protect the underlying, as in ablative paints used for antifouling.

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Singular
Ablative

Plural
Ablatives

Ablative (plural Ablatives)
  1. (grammar) The ablative case.

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ablative f.

  1. Feminine plural form of ablativoet:ablative

fr:ablative io:ablative it:ablative hu:ablative pl:ablative ru:ablative fi:ablative ta:ablative te:ablative tr:ablative uk:ablative vi:ablative zh:ablative

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