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English definition of “erase”


verb [T]     /ɪˈreɪz/ US   /ɪˈreɪs/
to cancel the effect of an increase or fall in something such as an amount of debt , the price of shares , etc.: erase a deficit/debt/loss To erase the budget deficit through cuts alone would mean extreme measures such as shutting prisons and college campuses . erase a profit / gain
to remove information or data from the place where it was stored : erase sth from sth Fraudulent accounts had been erased from the records . All personal data is securely erased in accordance with our data protection policy .
(Definition of erase verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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