from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the quality or character of ablation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Diminishing.

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  • adjective Diminishing; as, an ablatitious force - Sir J. Herschel


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  • Ablatitious = "(t)hat is to be subtracted; subtractive. Chiefly Astron.: designating forces which must be subtracted in calculating the gravitational pull of the moon on the earth, the earth on the oceans, etc." (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 31, 2011