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erase (something) from (something)

To remove something from something else in a physical way, such as wiping or rubbing, or in a virtual or figurative way. I did sign up earlier, so someone must have erased my name from the board. Please erase that data from the hard drive. This is a highly confidential matter, so please erase anything you overheard from your mind.
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erase something from something

1. . Lit. to delete or wipe something from something. Please erase the writing from the blackboard. I will erase the incorrectly spelled word from my paper.
2. Fig. to remove something from something. Erase that smile from your face! I hope you will erase that thought from your mind.
See also: erase


tv. to kill someone. Mr. Gutman decided who was gonna erase who.
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Simultaneously with the erase, video record, and hi-fi audio record functions, the linear audio head starts recording any new audio being provided to the recorder.
Simultaneously with the erase, video record, and audio record functions, the control-track record head starts recording 29.
As you can see from the screenshot below, its File Cleaner Wizard safely walks you through the steps to erase files.
This true account illustrates the critical importance of using storage media that can erase sensitive information quickly and completely, while being robust enough to withstand harsh environments.
NAND flash technology, "burning" data into the silicon to perform read/write and erase operations, ensures that erased data cannot be retrieved.
Uses a wand of controlled light to remove outer layers of the skin, tighten loose skin, and erase wrinkles, skin folds, and brown spots, Cost: $1,300-$2,800
To erase a user's Web history (cache, clipboard, cookies and more), GhostSurf Platinum 2006 meets Department of Defense standards for data destruction and prevents software and hardware recovery tools from retrieving deleted files.
The Disk Purge algorithm will erase data from all the spare blocks on enterprise level drives by overwriting them with three series of data patterns.
It also gives the user the option to erase all data in the E-Disk quickly and irretrievably, even without an outside power source.
The Disk Jockey copies, mounts, mirrors, spans, tests, verifies and erases hard disks at lightening fast speeds.
The Disk Jockey also lets you mount, mirror, span, test, compare and erase hard disk drives.
Mitsubishi's BGO MobileFLASH product improves on the erase times of current NOR-type flash memory architectures.
Automatic erase operations for the BGO device for the top/bottom boot block (8-Kword x 1) and parameter blocks (4-Kword x 2) typically take 50 ms and 25 ms, respectively.
3V-only operation, high-speed random-access capability, and fast erase time, as well as eliminates over-erase problems.
It will enable low-power applications that require high density and a fast erase time including portable computer, mobile phone, local area networking (LAN), telecom, and Flash PC card applications.