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[dih-leet] /dɪˈlit/
verb (used with object), deleted, deleting.
to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge.
Origin of delete
1485-95; < Latin dēlētus (past participle of dēlēre to destroy), equivalent to dēl- destroy + -ē- thematic vowel + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
deletable, adjective
redelete, verb (used with object), redeleted, redeleting.
undeleted, adjective
eradicate. See cancel. Unabridged
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  • And the document, whatever was its real meaning or tendency, was signed by the two parties, with the "seven years" undeleted.

British Dictionary definitions for undeleted


(transitive) to remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēlēre to destroy, obliterate
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Word Origin and History for undeleted



late 15c., "destroy, eradicate," from Latin deletus, past participle of delere "destroy, blot out, efface," from delevi, originally perfective tense of delinere "to daub, erase by smudging" (as of the wax on a writing table), from de- "from, away" (see de-) + linere "to smear, wipe" (see lime (n.1)). In English, specifically of written matter, from c.1600. Related: Deleted; deleting.

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