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English definition of “wipe”

wipe

verb [T]
 
 
/waɪp/ IT
if someone or something wipes a computer's, phone's, etc. memory, it removes all the data from the memory: The virus wipes the memory of any computer that downloads the file.
(Definition of wipe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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