Raze (?), n. [See Rack.]

A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as race, a root.

<-- Obs. -->

 

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Raze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also rase.]

1.

To erase; to efface; to obliterate.

Razing the characters of your renown. Shak.

2.

To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to destroy; to demolish.

The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. Dryden.

Syn. -- To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; ruin. See Demolish.

 

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