[syn: razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishing]
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.
Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.
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. --Dryden.
Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
destroy; ruin. See Demolish.
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]