RASE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin rasus, rado.]
1. To pass along the surface of a thing, with striking or rubbing it at the same time; to graze.
Might not the bullet which rased his cheek, have gone into his head? obsolete
2. To erase; to scratch or rub out; or to blot out; to cancel.
[In this sense, erase is generally used.]
3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to rase a city.
[In this sense, raze is generally used. This orthography, rase may therefore be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase and raze having superseded it.]
1. A cancel; erasure. [Not in use.]
2. A slight wound. [Not in use.]