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erase

[ ih-reys ]
/ 瑟藞re瑟s /
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verb (used with object), e路rased, e路ras路ing.
verb (used without object), e路rased, e路ras路ing.
to give way to effacement readily or easily.
to obliterate characters, letters, markings, etc., from something.
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Origin of erase

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; from Latin 膿r膩sus (past participle of 膿r膩dere ), equivalent to 膿- e-1 + r膩sus 鈥渟craped鈥; see raze

synonym study for erase

1. See cancel.

OTHER WORDS FROM erase

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH erase

erasable , irascible
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How to use erase in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for erase

erase
/ (瑟藞re瑟z) /

verb
to obliterate or rub out (something written, typed, etc)
(tr) to destroy all traces of; remove completelytime erases grief
to remove (a recording) from (magnetic tape)
(tr) computing to replace (data) on a storage device with characters representing an absence of data

Derived forms of erase

erasable, adjective

Word Origin for erase

C17: from Latin 膿r膩dere to scrape off, from ex- 1 + r膩dere to scratch, scrape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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