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See also: Delete
From Latin deletus, past participle of delere (“destroy, blot out, efface”), from delevi, originally perf. tense of delinere (“to daub, erase by smudging”), from de- (“from, away”) + linere (“to smear, wipe”).
- Alternative spelling of Delete.
- I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete.
- To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer.
- (computing) To hide, conceal
- (to get rid of): erase, strike, terminate, cease existence, remove, rub out, strike out, obliterate, cancel, cross out, score, scrub, scrap, scratch, expunge, eliminate, blue-pencil, exclude, squelch
- (to get rid of): maintain
- second-person plural present active imperative of dēleō
- vocative masculine singular of dēlētus