verb (used with object), erased, erasing.
to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface.
to eliminate completely:
She couldn’t erase the tragic scene from her memory.
to obliterate (material recorded on magnetic tape or a magnetic disk):
She erased the message.
to obliterate recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk):
He accidentally erased the tape.
Computers. to remove (data) from computer storage.
Slang. to murder:
The gang had to erase him before he informed on them.
verb (used without object), erased, erasing.
to give way to effacement readily or easily.
to obliterate characters, letters, markings, etc., from something.
to obliterate or rub out (something written, typed, etc)
(transitive) to destroy all traces of; remove completely: time erases grief
to remove (a recording) from (magnetic tape)
(transitive) (computing) to replace (data) on a storage device with characters representing an absence of data
1849, from erase + -able.
c.1600, from Latin erasus, past participle of eradere “scrape out, scrape off, shave,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + radere “to scrape” (see raze). Of magnetic tape, from 1945. Related: Erased; erasing.
To kill; rub out (1940s+)
[ih-rey-ser] /ɪˈreɪ sər/ noun 1. a device, as a piece of rubber or cloth, for marks made with pen, pencil, chalk, etc. 2. a person or thing that . /ɪˈreɪzə/ noun 1. an object, such as a piece of rubber or felt, used for erasing something written, typed, etc: a pencil eraser n. “thing that […]
[ih-rey-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪˈreɪ ʒən, -ʃən/ noun 1. the act of erasing. 2. Surgery. /ɪˈreɪʒən/ noun 1. the act of erasing; erasure 2. the surgical scraping away of tissue, esp of bone
noun 1. the part of a tape recorder that erases material previously recorded on magnetic tape.
[er-uh-sis-truh-tuh s] /ˌɛr əˈsɪs trə təs/ noun 1. c300–250 b.c, Greek physician and physiologist. Erasistratus Er·a·sis·tra·tus (ěr’ə-sĭs’trə-təs), fl. c. 250 b.c. Greek physician and anatomist. Through observation and dissection he advanced the understanding of the brain, heart, and motor and sensory nerves.