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Origin of erasure

First recorded in 1725–35; erase + -ure
Related formsnon·e·ra·sure, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for erasure

deletion, obliteration, expunction, eradication

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British Dictionary definitions for erasure


  1. the act or an instance of erasing
  2. the place or mark, as on a piece of paper, where something has been erased
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Word Origin and History for erasure

1734, from erase + -ure.

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