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rase

[reyz] /reɪz/
verb (used with object), rased, rasing.
1.
raze.
Related forms
raser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rasing

rase

/reɪz/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of raze
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Word Origin and History for rasing

rase

v.

late 14c., "remove by scraping, rub, scrape out, erase," from Old French raser "to scrape, shave," from Medieval Latin rasare, frequentative of Latin radere (past participle rasus) "to scrape, shave," perhaps from PIE *razd- (cf. Latin rastrum "rake"), possible extended form of root *red- "to scrape, scratch, gnaw" (see rodent). Related: Rased; rasing.

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