Ablate vs Alate - What's the difference?

ablate | alate |


As a verb ablate

is .

As an adjective alate is

(entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged.

As a noun alate is

a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

As an adverb alate is

(archaic) recently; lately; of late.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

ablate

English

Verb

(ablat)
  • To remove or decrease something by cutting, erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.
  • To undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature.
  • Derived terms

    * ablator

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    alate

    English

    (wikipedia alate)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
  • Etymology 2

    .

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
  • There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
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