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delete Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb remove or make invisible
    cancel.
    • Please delete my name from your list
  2. verb wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
    erase.
    • Who erased the files form my hard disk?
  3. verb cut or eliminate
    edit; blue-pencil.
    • she edited the juiciest scenes
WordNet

De*lete" transitive verb
Etymology
L. deletus, p. p. of delere to destroy. Cf. 1st Dele.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Deleted; present participle & verbal noun Deleting
Definitions
  1. To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.
    I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight. Aytoun.

Webster 1913