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English definition of “erase”

erase

verb [T] (RECORDING)    /ɪˈreɪz/ US  /-ˈreɪs/
to remove recordings or information from a magnetic tape or disk: A virus erased my hard disk.Recording sounds and imagesComputer concepts erasure     /ɪˈreɪ.ʒər/ US  /-ʒɚ/ noun [C or U] the act of erasing something: the nuclear erasure of entire populations the erasure of police audiotapesRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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