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erase

e·rase

erase

 
 
pronunciation:
ih reIs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: erased, erases, erasing
definition 1: to remove (markings, characters, or the like) by rubbing or scraping away; expunge; efface.
Erase the incorrect total and write the correct total in its place.
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synonyms:
delete, efface, expunge, rub out
similar words:
edit, eliminate, obliterate, remove, wipe off
definition 2: to rub or scrape the markings from.
The teacher erased the blackboard.
similar words:
clean, efface, wipe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to remove markings or characters from something.
On this typewriter you can erase with the backspace key.
synonyms:
delete
definition 2: to allow easy erasing.
The blackboard erases with a wet sponge.
similar words:
clean, rub
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derivation: erasable (adj.)
Word Builder: erase +
  • eraser:
    a thing used to erase.
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