Verb > Erase

1 [+ object] : to remove (something that has been recorded) from a tape (such as a videotape or audiotape) or a computer disk

The recording can be erased and the tape used again.

Several important files were accidentally erased.

also : to remove recorded material from (a tape or disk)

You can erase the tape/disk and use it again.

2 a chiefly US : to remove (something written) by rubbing or scraping so that it can no longer be seen

[+ object]

She erased the wrong answer from her paper and filled in the correct one.

I erased the chalk marks from the blackboard.

[no object]

These marks won’t erase. [=can’t be erased]

2 b [+ object] chiefly US : to remove something written from (a surface)

erase  [=clean]  the blackboard

3 [+ object] : to remove any thought or memory of (something)

Time has erased the event from her memory. [=she has completely forgotten the event]

erasable /ɪˈreɪsəbəl/ adjective

an erasable tape