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Total DestructionPlay
The word 'raze' implies total not partial destruction, leaving no structure standing. SlideAfter the fire, the historic building was razed, leaving an empty lot.
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Origin PurposePlay
'Raze' often suggests destruction with a future purpose, such as new construction or removing hazards. SlideThe abandoned housing complex was razed to build a community park.
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War and ConflictPlay
In historical or military contexts, 'raze' can imply destruction due to conflict or war. SlideCenturies ago, the invading army razed the fortress to assert dominance.