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erase

e·rase

erase

 
pronunciation:
ih reIs
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part of speech: verb
inflections: erased, erases, erasing
definition 1: to remove by rubbing, wiping, or scraping away.
He erased the wrong answer and wrote the correct answer.
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synonyms:
delete, rub out
similar words:
edit, eliminate, remove, wipe off
definition 2: to rub, wipe, or scrape off marks or writing from.
The teacher erased the blackboard.
similar words:
clean, wipe
derivation: erasable (adj.)
Word Builder: erase +
  • eraser:
    a thing used to erase.
Word Parts
The word erase contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
ras, rad, raz Latin root that means scrape
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