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ab•la•tive



Pronunciation: (ab'lu-tiv), [key] Gram.

adj.
(in some inflected languages) noting a case that has among its functions the indication of place from which or, as in Latin, place in which, manner, means, instrument, or agent.

n.
1. the ablative case.
2. a word in that case, as Troiā in Latin Aenēas Troiā vēnit, “Aeneas came from Troy.”

ab•la•tive



Pronunciation: (a-blā'tiv), [key]
adj.
capable of or susceptible to ablation; tending to ablate: the ablative nose cone of a rocket.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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