"erasing" in the verb sense
1. erase, wipe out
remove from memory or existence
"The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
2. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
"Please erase the formula on the blackboard
3. erase, delete
wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
"Who erased the files from my hard disk?"
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