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- (RP) enPR: ĭ-rāzʹ, IPA: /ɪˈɹeɪz/, X-SAMPA: /I"r\eIz/
- (US) enPR: ĭ-rāsʹ, IPA: /ɪˈɹeɪs/, X-SAMPA: /I"r\eIs/
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- Rhymes: -eɪs, -eɪz
- (transitive) to remove markings or information
- I erased that note because it was wrong.
- (transitive) To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.
- I'm going to erase this tape.
- (transitive) To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.
- I'm going to erase those files.
- (transitive, 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.
- (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.
Derived terms 
Related terms 
to remove markings or information
to obliterate information
to clear a storage medium
intransitive: to be erased
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- vocative masculine singular of ērāsus