razed razed  /ˈreɪzd/


  • (adj) torn down and broken up



  1. It turns out that the carbon lost when wilderness is razed overwhelms the gains from cleaner-burning fuels.
  2. Officials say more than 3,000 blazes have razed thousands of hectatres of forests and scrubland across the country since June.
  3. Energetic bureaucrats under the Republic and the People's Republic have razed most of the dynastic-era buildings.


  1. Construction about to start in Quincy Center

    Early next week, construction crews are scheduled to start knocking down empty storefronts along the 1400 block of Hancock Street, to make way for a new section of downtown Quincy called Merchants Row. The Hancock storefronts and a vacant building across from the Fat Cat restaurant on Chestnut Street will be the first buildings razed in the project, targeted for a 2020 completion.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

  2. Council approves agreement for housing complex

    City Council Thursday approved a cooperative agreement with owner and manager of a planned multi-housing complex to be built once the Brodart warehouse is razed later this summer.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Williamsport Sun-Gazette

  3. Fate of burned-out Waterville building remains unclear

    Owner John Weeks could not say Friday whether his burned-out building at 18 Main St. is repairable or will be razed.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald


  1. "Of course, Saddam Hussein ought to have been hanged for destroying several Shiite villages," Putin said in Moscow. "And the incumbent Georgian leaders who razed ten Ossetian villages at once, who ran elderly people and children with tanks,...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: USA Today

  2. "I razed them...... we specified the farmland of those who were convicted and I signed," Saddam Hussein told the court.
    on Mar 1, 2006 By: Saddam Hussein Source: BBC News

  3. Of the Iranian bomb, Chirac said, "Where will it drop it, this bomb? On Israel? It would not have gone 200 meters into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed to the ground."
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: EURSOC

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