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eradicate to completely destroy; annihilate; obliterate. [2 definitions]
erase to remove (markings, characters, or the like) by rubbing or scraping away; expunge; efface. [4 definitions]
eraser an object, usu. made of rubber or felt, that is used to erase writing or marks.
erasion a medical procedure in which diseased tissue, esp. bone, is scraped away. [2 definitions]
erasure the act or result of erasing.
erbium a rare-earth metal chemical element of the lanthanide series that has sixty-eight protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Er)
ere in literary use, before.
erect upright in posture or position. [7 definitions]
erectable combined form of erect.
erectile capable of assuming an upright position. [2 definitions]
erection the act of erecting or state of being erected. [3 definitions]
eremite a recluse, esp. one who retreats for religious meditation; hermit.
erepsin an enzyme mixture in the small intestines that contributes to the breakdown of proteins into amino acids.
erg1 a unit of energy equal to the work done by one dyne moving through a distance of one centimeter, or to 10-7 joule.
erg2 a vast area covered with sand dunes; desert.
ergo as a consequence; therefore.
ergocalciferol a sterol that can be converted into vitamin D and added to foods.
ergonomics (used with a sing. verb) the study of how to adapt machines or work space to human needs.
ergosterol a sterol derived from yeast which produces vitamin D2, used to prevent or cure certain diseases such as rickets.
ergot a fungal disease that infects the flowering stems of cereal plants and replaces the grains with hard, dark, fungal bodies. [3 definitions]
ergotism a severe poisoning caused by overdose of ergot compounds or by eating grain foods that are infested with ergot.