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Physical RemovalPlay
The term often indicates physically removing something, like pencil marks or chalk. SlideShe used an eraser to erase the doodle from her notebook.
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Complete EliminationPlay
Erase implies that something is wiped out so thoroughly it leaves no trace. SlideThe flood erased all the landmarks, making navigation difficult.
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Usually, when you erase something, it cannot be retrieved or restored. SlideShe erased her ex-boyfriend's number from her phone.