ablative ablative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
  2. (adj) relating to the ablative case
  3. (adj) tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature

Usage(s):

  1. Without its ablative coating to protect it, it oxidizes explosively, producing overpressures that on a large scale could damage a tank or bunker.
  2. Walter Winchell plainly thinks he should have been put into an ablative nose cone on a one-way rocket trip to the moon.
  3. Author Roberts' tricks of style, which include a growing fondness for the ablative absolute, have hardened into a mannered manner that is more poetry than prose.

News

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    Replacing harsh solvents found in most bottom paints with water, Hydrocoat Eco combines water-based, ablative technology with Econea metal-free organic biocide. Slime fighting formula provides soap and water cleanup with no heavy solvent smell. Since Hydrocoat Eco is self-polishing, paint film wears away with use, eliminating build up and need for sanding. Copper-free paint will not cause ...
    on August 7, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  • "Based on intuition, not calculations, I said you didn't need to put anything on it," Faget told me. "But the people who were doing calculations were ultraconservative. They put about an inch of ablative material on the lee side."
    on Oct 11, 2004 By: Max Faget Source: MSNBC

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