E·rase v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erased p. pr. & vb. n.. Erasing.]
1. To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.
2. Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory.