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Meaning of ERASE

Pronunciation:  i'reys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  wipe out magnetically recorded information
  2. [v]  remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
  3. [v]  remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

ERASE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: delete, efface, rub out, score out, wipe off, wipe out
 Antonyms: record, tape
 See Also: cancel, cut out, delete, demagnetise, demagnetize, kill, rub, scratch out, sponge, take away, take out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*rase"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erased}; p. pr. & vb. n..
{Erasing}.] [L. erasus, p. p. of eradere to erase; e out +
radere to scrape, scratch, shave. See {Rase}.]
1. To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written,
   engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out;
   as, to erase a word or a name.

2. Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of
   ideas in the mind or memory. --Burke.

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