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Experts say this year is on track to be as bad as 2020, when fires razed more than 19 million acres of the world’s largest tropical forest.

From Vox

In June, a normally temperate village in western Canada briefly became one of the hottest places on earth and before 90% of its buildings were razed by a wildfire.

From Time

She set fire to large swathes of land, razed villages and towns, and melted precious metals.

From Ozy

Apartment buildings were razed because, according to Israelis, some units were housing Palestinian weaponry.

From Time

But, at the same time, the house next door was recently bought by the city and razed because of flood risk.

From Time

In 1999, Mayor Dennis Archer sent in his own team of bulldozers to raze the art, but the artist stayed put and rebuilt.

He I am informed sent a message to the Osage nation to raze the Kanses village entirely.

Here an awful blast swept the house, as if to raze it to its foundations.

En ez fur sellen' this place, war I wuz born'd en raze, I never spec' ter.

"He would raze the gates of hades for her," was the prompt reply.

His house has been broken into by the city-prefect and every corner of it searched; they say they mean to raze it to the ground.


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On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to raze, such as: bulldoze, demolish, destroy, dynamite, erase, and extinguish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.