Adjective "erase" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Rub out or remove (writing or marks)
  1. 'Eyes and noses smear like smudged pencil marks erased from once-recognizable faces.'
  2. 'A sudden smile can smooth it free of tension as easily as the tide can erase marks on sand.'
  3. 'The kids glanced up at me, and some started erasing their marks.'
  4. 'The labels were cut out of his clothing and any identifying marks on his shoes had been erased.'
  5. 'Despite the subsequent wiping, washing and some more wiping, the footprints simply refused to be erased.'
  6. 'Every day she covered that one page with poetry, stories, her story, and then she memorized it, and then she erased the pencil marks with breadcrumbs.'
  7. 'Remarkably, seven days later her mark was erased.'
  8. 'Like previously, the copy in the duplicated block has been erased, and no trace of a pseudogene or relic can be detected in S. cerevisiae.'
  9. 'He got up off the bed and hastily dragged the chair back to its proper place, erased the drag marks, picked the stool up to carry it to its proper spot, same back and closed the doors.'
  10. 'The accused used to erase the marks and words from the stamps and sold them to the shopkeepers or back to the post offices.'
  11. 'over twenty years the last vestiges of a rural economy were erased'
  12. 'The political and cultural sovereignty of northern aboriginal people were effectively erased by such statements.'
  13. 'Some moments, he saw a trace of sadness that was quickly erased.'
  14. 'All thoughts of being quiet and timid were erased as I spotted the crimson stains on the pot of the plant where someone had obviously pushed it down the stairs.'
  15. 'They are a black mark, which will really only be finally erased when the game addresses the root cause of players behaving badly.'
  16. 'In some parts of Latin America, there's been an attempt to erase many of the traces of liberation theology in any of its forms.'
  17. 'Well, you know, I'm a little confused by your characterization of this as though because a person has served a jail sentence that that somehow erases the fact that they committed a crime.'
  18. 'If women participated in this myth-making in order to understand themselves and their place in the world, the traces have been erased or repressed.'
  19. 'That leaves a mark on you that can't be erased - and it leaves you with questions that you have to confront: Who am I to have witnessed such acts?'
  20. 'We have all seen people erase their own worries and fears by helping others.'
  21. 'the file has been erased from the hard disk'
  22. 'It prevents a hacker from deleting any files, but restricts a user from suing the hacker should anything be accidentally erased.'
  23. 'Horrified, he erased the hard disk and started from scratch with new anti-virus software.'
  24. 'The degaussing process is designed to erase the tape magnetically back to a virgin state.'
  25. 'Digital rights software will enable users to view the program a certain number of times, after which it will be automatically erased from the storage device.'
  26. 'The malicious software might then erase itself and never be detected, according to the report.'
  27. 'The ‘old’ boxes can be erased and new data recorded onto them for distribution when the next update cycle occurs.'
  28. 'She had been a genius and erased all records and traces of Nikolas and replaced them with false information.'
  29. 'This could take the form of a predefined message, which, when sent to a phone either erases its program memory, and/or locks it up completely.'
  30. 'Soon the software revved up and began to halt the invasion, slowly at first but as the system recovers one by one it gets faster and faster until the traces of hacking has been erased.'
  31. 'If you do decide to resell, you'll need to be able to track the equipment and obtain proof that hard drives have been completely erased.'

More definitions

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. to obliterate (material recorded on magnetic tape or a magnetic disk): She erased the message.

4. to obliterate recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk): He accidentally erased the tape.

5. Computers. to remove (data) from computer storage.

6. Slang. to murder: The ga

More examples(as adjective)

"dollars can be erase against yen."

"dollars can be erase."


Late 16th century (originally as a heraldic term meaning ‘represent the head or limb of an animal with a jagged edge’): from Latin eras- ‘scraped away’, from the verb eradere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + radere ‘scrape’.