erasure

[ih-rey-sher]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of erasing.
  2. a place where something has been erased; a spot or mark left after erasing: You can't sign a contract with so many erasures in it.

Origin of erasure

First recorded in 1725–35; erase + -ure
Related formsnon·e·ra·sure, noun
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Related Words for erasure

deletion, obliteration, expunction, eradication

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British Dictionary definitions for erasure

erasure

noun
  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
n.

1734, from erase + -ure.

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