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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erase  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erase 
  v  1:  remove  from  memory  or  existence;  "The  Turks  erased  the 
  Armenians  in  1915"  [syn:  {wipe  out}] 
  2:  remove  by  or  as  if  by  rubbing  or  erasing;  "Please  erase  the 
  formula  on  the  blackboard--it  is  wrong!"  [syn:  {rub  out}, 
  {score  out},  {efface},  {wipe  off}] 
  3:  wipe  out  magnetically  recorded  information  [syn:  {delete}] 
  [ant:  {record}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  erase 
 
  {delete} 
 
 




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