SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), de·let·ed, de·let·ing. to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge. Origin of delete 1485–95; < Latin dēlētus (past participle of dēlēre to destroy), equivalent to dēl- destroy + -ē- thematic vowel + -tus past participle suffix Related forms de·let·a·ble, adjective re·de·lete, verb (used with object), re·de·let·ed, re·de·let·ing. un·de·let·ed, adjective
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And the document, whatever was its real meaning or tendency, was signed by the two parties, with the "seven years"
undeleted. British Dictionary definitions for undeleted verb (tr) to remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out Word Origin for delete
C17: from Latin
dēlēre to destroy, obliterate
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Word Origin and History for undeleted v.
late 15c., "destroy, eradicate," from Latin
deletus, past participle of delere "destroy, blot out, efface," from delevi, originally perfective tense of delinere "to daub, erase by smudging" (as of the wax on a writing table), from de- "from, away" (see de-) + linere "to smear, wipe" (see lime (n.1)). In English, specifically of written matter, from c.1600. Related: Deleted; deleting.
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