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 for razing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raze \Raze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also
     1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
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              Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.
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     2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the
        ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
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              The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden.
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     Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
          destroy; ruin. See Demolish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the event of a structure being completely demolished and
           leveled [syn: razing, wrecking]
      2: complete destruction of a building [syn: razing,
         leveling, tearing down, demolishing]

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