erase

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈreɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪˈreɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(i rās)

Inflections of 'erase' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
erases
v 3rd person singular
erasing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
erased
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
erased
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•rase /ɪˈreɪs/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], e•rased, e•ras•ing. 
  1. to rub or scrape out:to erase pencil marks.
  2. to remove;
    eliminate: couldn't erase the scene from her memory.
e•ras•a•ble, adj. See -rase-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•rase  (i rās),USA pronunciation v.,  e•rased, e•ras•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.;
    efface.
  2. to eliminate completely:She couldn't erase the tragic scene from her memory.
  3. Sound Reproductionto obliterate (material recorded on magnetic tape or a magnetic disk):She erased the message.
  4. Sound Reproductionto obliterate recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk):He accidentally erased the tape.
  5. Computingto remove (data) from computer storage.
  6. Slang Termsto murder:The gang had to erase him before he informed on them.

v.i. 
  1. to give way to effacement readily or easily.
  2. to obliterate characters, letters, markings, etc., from something.
e•ras′a•bili•ty, n. 
e•rasa•ble, adj. 
  • Latin ērāsus (past participle of ērādere), equivalent. to ē- e- + rāsus scraped; see raze
  • 1595–1605
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged expunge, obliterate. See  cancel. 
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged restore.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
erase /ɪˈreɪz/ vb
  1. to obliterate or rub out (something written, typed, etc)
  2. (transitive) to destroy all traces of; remove completely
  3. to remove (a recording) from (magnetic tape)
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin ērādere to scrape off, from ex-1 + rādere to scratch, scrape

eˈrasable adj
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