Thursday, 29 March 2012

Entry: ablated (adj.)

In context: "Current female live-in Staff Johnette Foltz has undergone two of the six painful procedures required to have the snarling orange-and-blue tiger removed from her left forearm and so now has a snarling tiger minus a head and one front leg, with the ablated parts looking like someone determined has been at her forearm with steel wool."

Definition: From ablate (v.):  1. trans. To take away, remove. Also intr. Now rare., and/or  2. trans. Surg. To cut away, remove, or destroy (tissue); to perform ablation.

Other:  I was curious as to the cost of tattoo ablation, so did a bit of poking around.  What I came across, instead, were several at-home removal products.  Which, all in all, sounds like substituting one poor decision for another.

SNOOT score: 2

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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