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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·la·tive /ˈæblətɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ab·la·tive /æˈbletɪv, ə-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·la·tive a.
 1. Taking away or removing. [Obs.]
    Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth.   --Bp. Hall.
 2. Gram. Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·la·tive, Gram. The ablative case.
 ablative absolute, a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words forming a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, with the rest of the sentence; as, Tarquinio regnante, Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to the ablative case
      2: tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very
         high temperature; "ablative material on a rocket cone"
      n : the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the
          instrument or manner or place of the action described by
          the verb [syn: ablative case]