Definition of delete
- delete a passage in a manuscript
- delete a computer file
- The e-mail was accidentally deleted.
deletableplay \di-ˈlē-tə-bəl, dē-\ adjective
- an easily deletable photo
Delete this name from the list.
When the movie was shown on TV all the swearwords had been deleted.
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First Known Use: circa 1605See Words from the same year
: to remove (something, such as words, pictures, or computer files) from a document, recording, computer, etc.
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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