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Main Entry: de·lete
Pronunciation: di-'lEt, dE-
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): de·let·ed; de·let·ing
Etymology: Latin deletus, past participle of delEre to wipe out, destroy
Date: circa 1605
: to eliminate especially by blotting out, cutting out, or erasing <delete a passage in a manuscript> <delete a computer file>