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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.]
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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
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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.
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The traders complain that razing the building will displace them, eventually impacting their incomes and households.
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Forest fires have been razing portions of Sagada in Mountain Province since the first week of February, authorities said.
m., reaching second alarm and razing 40 shanties at the Millioners Compound before it was put out two hours later, according to arson investigator Fire Officer 1 Zoren Cabagay.
Sources alleged that about 8 pm Monday evening, the insurgents in their numbers stormed Kala Balge and started razing down homes of residents in Rann and shooting at random, terrorizing the people.
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'Not a brick should be removed from its place,' Justice Mamoonur Rashid ordered after hearing initial arguments in a petition against the razing of the wall.
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