Ablative - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæblətɪv|  American pronunciation of the word ablative
Brit.  |ˈablətɪv|  British pronunciation of the word ablative

noun

- the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb

adjective

- tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature

Examples

ablative material on a rocket cone

Word forms

noun
singular: ablative
plural: ablatives
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