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also rase  (rāz)
tr.v. razed, raz·ing, raz·es also rased or ras·ing or ras·es
1. To level to the ground; demolish. See Synonyms at destroy.
2. Archaic
a. To scrape or shave off.
b. To erase.

[Middle English rasen, to scrape off, from Old French raser, from Vulgar Latin *rāsāre, frequentative of Latin rādere; see rash2.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.razing - the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
2.razing - complete destruction of a buildingrazing - complete destruction of a building  
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
References in classic literature ?
They are talking of razing the admirable chapel of Vincennes, in order to make, with its stones, some fortification, which Daumesnil did not need, however.
Eliezer Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, Ahmad Salah, said that the razing process included five acres belonged to Riziq Mohammad Salah in al-Abasiyeh area, adjacent to settlement.
Newbury Park Group, based in Los Angeles, had proposed razing the 30,000-square-foot Newbury Park Center in the 1700 block of Newbury Road and replacing it with a retail/entertainment center that would include a nine-screen theater and restaurants.
razing land, digging for ruins, in addition to uprooting trees.
PNNThe Israeli Bulldozers have started razing farmlands in Al-Walajeh village northwest Bethlehem.
Church and city officials, who support razing the cathedral, also said that a small earthquake May 23 created an ``imminent hazard'' at the cathedral, allowing them to sidestep of environmental laws.
Knesset Member Talab El-Sana (United Arab List-Ta'al) and Iman Udah (Hadash party) were both present for the second razing.
Mahony has suggested that the cathedral could be built in the San Fernando Valley or elsewhere in Los Angeles County if the conservancy does not withdraw opposition to the razing of St.
In addition to cutting trees and razing land, the settlers are attempting to expand their settlement further into the village to create new facts on the ground, said Nofal.
Samara said Israeli bulldozers, protected by Israeli soldiers, began razing land in an area northwest of the town.
He told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers razed land in areas in Taqqou' adjacent to Roman settlement, adding that the razing most likely aims to take over the land and steal it, in order to open a road linking Taqou' and Roman settlements.
The area around the town of Yatta has been repeatedly targeted with demolitions of residences and tents, as well as razing agricultural land to deport the area residents for settlements expansion.