Raze Raze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razed} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Razing}.] [F. raser. See {Rase}, v. t.] [Written also {rase}.] 1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate. [1913 Webster]

Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish. [1913 Webster]

The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; ruin. See {Demolish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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