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- ‘Thus, if continental ice sheets formed at all, they would have been ablated as the ice age got into high gear.’
- ‘The laser beam zaps a pinhead-sized area on the target, ablating or vaporizing it.’
- ‘If a high-energy laser pulse of sufficient intensity strikes a piece of orbital debris, a micro-thin layer of material is ablated from the object's surface.’
- ‘Drying winds slowly ablate away the ice from the material, leaving them soft and dry, although still very cold, by the next day.’
- ‘The corneal surface epithelium is ablated in this procedure and patients may experience discomfort for 48 hours or more postoperatively.’
- ‘As the device is withdrawn, it ablates the swollen vein, completely destroying it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.