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- n. The act of erasing; a rubbing out or obliteration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of erasing; a rubbing out; obliteration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as erasure, 1.
- n. In surgery, the removal of morbid tissue by scraping.
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Here again the appearance is somewhat altered by the presence of a considerable amount of lymph, but this is of less importance in this figure because the lymph is localised to the portion of the bowel in the immediate neighbourhood of the opening which had suffered contusion and erasion.
Paul, beginning to smell a rat, examined the notice with closer attention, and soon detected the erasion where "Fifth" had been substituted for "Third Form."
In such cases the erasion was so clumsily performed as often to leave distinct traces of the previous letters.
There are forces ever about us that minister to erasion and oblivion.
Of these various operative methods those now most favored are erasion and excision, punctate and linear scarification methods are now rarely employed.
Cauterization, scarification, erasion and excision are variously practised; the particular method depending, in great measure, upon the extent of the disease, the part involved, and other circumstances.
By the use of such caustics as caustic potash, chloride-of-zinc paste, pyrogallic acid, arsenic, and the galvano-cautery; and by operative measures, such as excision and erasion with the dermal curette, and by the _x_-ray.
My friend said, "Browning scarcely made an erasion or change in writing his poems," and referred to Mr. Browning's MSS. for the press, of which examples were lying near us.
To my surprise, See Yup triumphantly produced HIS copy with the erasion itself carefully imitated, and, in fact, much more neatly done than mine.
Several entries had been already rubbed out, and it was clear that she had been occupied in the task of erasion on that very night.