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Verb: erase  i'reys [N. Amer], i'reyz [Brit]
  1. Remove from memory or existence
    - wipe out
  2. Remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!";
    - rub out, score out, efface, wipe off
  3. (recording) wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
    "Who erased the files from my hard disk?";
    - delete

Derived forms: erasing, erases, erased

See also: rub

Type of: cancel, delete, fish out [informal], kill, take away, take out

Encyclopedia: Erase