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Raze \Raze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (r[=a]zd); 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.

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

    The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy.

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


Razed \Razed\ (r[=a]zd), a. Slashed or striped in patterns. [Obs.] ``Two Provincial roses on my razed shoes.''

  1. (context obsolete English) Slashed or striped in patterns. v

  2. (en-past of: raze)


adj. torn down and broken up [syn: demolished, dismantled]

Razed (album)

Razed (2008) is the second of three studio albums released by EOTO. Razed was recorded in Michael Travis's house in three days.

Usage examples of "razed".

Iraqi forces began clearing areas of Kurdish residence with massive bombardments of chemical weapons and high explosives, followed by army sweeps that often killed anyone left alive and razed to the ground anything left standing.

Singidunum, at the distance of fifty miles, experienced a more cruel fate: the buildings were razed, and the vanquished people was condemned to servitude and exile.

The restoration of a razed mind is possible, but is a much more drastic matter, accordingly, than the removal of a hypnotic block.

This secondary totality will be irrecoverably suppressed: razed in its turn.

There was no ice left among the building’s foundations, the scouring had plucked the tiles free as well, even some of the low-lying walls had been razed by the blast-wave of steam.

The blast wave razed the remaining Disassembly Sheds, sending hundreds of thousands of shattered composite panels ripping through the air.

The dun's razed, and cursed if I know what's happened to our lord's lady, and the children, too.

The dun where once Glyn had ruled as king had been razed a hundred years before and a new, even larger, one built for the gwerbrets of Cerrmor.

I expended three, and then I razed what they had done to the ground and went off on my Crusade.

All that the people of Brecon had built up again since the last destruction lay blackened and razed now by the soiled wintry waters of the river, a desolation, de-peopled but for the dead.

He saw again the shell of the razed town smoking, the battered walls of the castle stained and reeking.

Everything they had had they had lost in the winter campaign, burned and razed and slaughtered.

As they moved north, the Hammurabi not only killed large numbers of rebels but razed any village that offered any resistance, massacring the inhabitants and burning their crops for good measure.

For instance, there was a fire at the d'Anconia ore docks in Valparaiso tomorrow morning, a fire that razed them to the ground along with half of the port structures.