ra·​sure ˈrā-shər How to pronounce rasure (audio)

Word History


Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French rasure, borrowed from Latin rāsūra, from rāsus (past participle of rādere "to scrape, scratch, pare away, shave") + -ūra -ure — more at rase

First Known Use

1508, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rasure was in 1508

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“Rasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasure. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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