"an erasing, an obliterating," 1734, from erase + -ure. Rasure "act of scraping or erasing" is from c. 1400.
c. 1600, from Latin erasus, past participle of eradere "scrape out, scrape off, shave; abolish, remove," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + radere "to scrape" (see raze (v.)). Of magnetic tape, from 1945. Related: Erased; erasing.
there were many erasures in the typescript
another word had been written over the erasure