Definition of rasure in US English:

rasure

noun

rare
  • In extended use: cancellation; obliteration; destruction; an instance of this. Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman and Middle French rasure (French † rasure) erasure, scraping, shaving, action of shaving the beard or hair, tonsure and its etymon from classical Latin rāsūra process of scraping or shaving, in post-classical Latin also particle removed by scraping, shaving, tonsure, erasure from rās-, past participial stem of rādere to scrape, shave + -ūra.

Pronunciation

rasure

/ˈreɪʒə/