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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deface  \De*face"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defaced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Defacing}.]  [OE.  defacen  to  disfigure,  efface,  OF 
  desfacier  L.  dis-  +  facies  face.  See  {Face},  and  cf 
  {Efface}.] 
  1.  To  destroy  or  mar  the  face  or  external  appearance  of  to 
  disfigure;  to  injure,  spoil,  or  mar,  by  effacing  or 
  obliterating  important  features  or  portions  of  as  to 
  deface  a  monument;  to  deface  an  edifice;  to  deface 
  writing;  to  deface  a  note,  deed,  or  bond;  to  deface  a 
  record.  ``This  high  face  defaced.''  --Emerson. 
 
  So  by  false  learning  is  good  sense  defaced.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]faire.]  To  destroy;  to  make  null.  [Obs.] 
 
  [Profane  scoffing]  doth  .  .  .  deface  the  reverence 
  of  religion.  --Bacon. 
 
  For  all  his  power  was  utterly  defaste  [defaced]. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Efface}. 




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