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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
erase (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to rub or scrape out (as written, painted, or engraved letters) - erase an error
b) to remove written or drawn marks from - erase a blackboard
c) to remove (recorded matter) from a magnetic medium , also to remove recorded matter from - erase a videotape
d) to delete from a computer storage device - erase a file
2.
a) to remove from existence or memory as if by - erasing
intransitive verb
b) to nullify the effect or force of to yield to - erasure
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
erase (verb)
to destroy all traces of
SYNONIMS:
abolish, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe out
RELATED WORDS:
decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage; dismantle, flatten, mow (down), raze, tear down; ruin, total, waste, wreck; blast, blow up, dash, dynamite, smash; atomize, consume, devour, dissolve, fragment, powder, pulverize, shatter, splinter; doom, finish, kill, kill off, terminate, zap; cancel, cut, discard, ditch, eject, excise, expel, jettison, oust, throw out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape; fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp
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