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raze

raze (rase)

 
 
pronunciation:
reIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rased, rases, rasing, razed, razes, razing
definition: to knock down or tear down (a structure); level.
The old stadium was razed in order to build the new sports complex.
synonyms:
demolish, level, tear down, wreck
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
annihilate, bulldoze, desolate, destroy, devastate, dismantle, fell, flatten, lay waste, topple, total
Word Parts
The word raze contains the following part:
ras, rad, raz Latin root that means scrape
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