verb \ˈrāz\

: to destroy (something, such as a building) completely


Full Definition of RAZE

transitive verb
a archaic :  erase
b :  to scrape, cut, or shave off
:  to destroy to the ground :  demolish <raze an old building>
raz·er noun

Examples of RAZE

  1. <an entire city block razed by a terrible fire>
  2. <the developer razed the old school building and built a high-rise condominium complex>

Origin of RAZE

alteration of rase
First Known Use: 1536

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