- Present participle of raze.
Variant of raze
transitive verbrazed, razing
- Archaic to scrape or graze; wound slightly
- Now Rare to scrape or shave off; erase
- to tear down completely; level to the ground; demolish
Origin of razeMiddle English rasen ; from Old French raser ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form rasare, to shave, scrape, frequentative ; from Classical Latin rasus, past participle of radere, to scrape: see rat