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erasure

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erasure (countable and uncountable, plural erasures)

  1. The action of erasing; deletion; obliteration.
  2. The state of having been erased; total blankness.
    • 2004 18 Oct, The New Yorker: 
      Bush, even when he had the floor, grimaced as he spoke, except on several occasions when he lost his way and a look of total erasure came over him, a blank, stricken stare for which the French, alas, have the most apt expression: like a cow watching a train go by.
  3. (sociology) A tendency to ignore or conceal an element of society.
    bisexual erasure

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ērāsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of ērāsūrus