• (America) IPA: /ɪˈɹeɪʃɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪˈɹeɪʒə/, /ɪˈɹeɪʒʊə/


  1. The action of erasing; deletion; obliteration.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 7,
      The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.
  2. The state of having been erased; total blankness.
  3. The place where something has been erased.
    There were several erasures on the paper.
  4. (sociology) A tendency to ignore or conceal an element of society.
    bisexual erasure
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: стира́ние

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