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efface


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Efface  \Ef*face"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Effaced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Effacing}.]  [F.  effacer;  pref.  es-  (L.  ex)  +  face  face; 
  prop.,  to  destroy  the  face  or  form  See  {Face},  and  cf 
  {Deface}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  disappear  (as  anything  impresses  or  inscribed 
  upon  a  surface)  by  rubbing  out  striking  out  etc.;  to 
  erase;  to  render  illegible  or  indiscernible;  as  to  efface 
  the  letters  on  a  monument,  or  the  inscription  on  a  coin. 
 
  2.  To  destroy,  as  a  mental  impression;  to  wear  away 
 
  Efface  from  his  mind  the  theories  and  notions 
  vulgarly  received.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  To  blot  out  expunge;  erase;  obliterate;  cancel; 
  destroy.  --  {Efface},  {Deface}.  To  deface  is  to  injure 
  or  impair  a  figure;  to  efface  is  to  rub  out  or  destroy, 
  so  as  to  render  invisible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  efface 
  v  1:  wipe  out  or  make  dim;  "efface  a  memory"  [syn:  {obliterate}, 
  {wipe}] 
  2:  make  inconspicuous:  "efface  onself" 
  3:  remove  by  or  as  if  by  rubbing  or  erasing;  "Please  erase  the 
  formula  on  the  blackboard--it  is  wrong!"  [syn:  {erase},  {rub 
  out},  {score  out},  {wipe  off}] 




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