an act or instance of erasing.
a place where something has been erased; a spot or mark left after erasing: You can't sign a contract with so many erasures in it.

1725–35; erase + -ure

nonerasure, noun Unabridged
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erasure (ɪˈreɪʒə)
1.  the act or an instance of erasing
2.  the place or mark, as on a piece of paper, where something has been erased

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Word Origin & History

1734, from erase + -ure.
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Example sentences
So, by some mental erasure, the bad news disappears.
Sloppy, lazy journalism contributes to the erasure of our collective memory
  about social movements and the evolution of ideas.
We thereby accelerated the erasure of entire ecosystems and the extinction of
  thousands of million-year-old species.
When you recall a past event, the memory becomes temporarily susceptible to
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