Erase meaning

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To remove (data) from a computer storage device.
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To remove markings or information.

I erased that note because it was wrong.

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To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.

I'm going to erase this tape.

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To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.

I'm going to erase those files.

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See delete.
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To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge.
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To remove (something recorded) from (magnetic tape)
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To remove any sign of; obliterate, as from the mind.
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(slang) To kill.
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(baseball) To remove a runner from the bases via a double play or pick off play.

Jones was erased by a 6-4-3 double play.

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(intransitive) To be erased (have markings removed, have information removed, or be cleared of information).

The chalkboard erased easily.

Her painful memories seemingly erased completely.

The files will erase quickly.

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To disregard (a group, an orientation, etc.); to prevent from having an active role in society.
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To remove all traces of; eliminate or obliterate.

Had to erase all thoughts of failure from his mind.

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Origin of erase

  • Latin ērādere ērās- to scratch out ē-, ex- ex- rādere to scrape rēd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin erasus, past participle of eradere (“to scrape, to abrade”), from ex- (“out of”) + radere (“to scrape”)

    From Wiktionary