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Meaning of EFFACE

Pronunciation:  i'feys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
  2. [v]  remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
  3. [v]  make inconspicuous; "efface onself"

EFFACE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: erase, obliterate, rub out, score out, wipe off, wipe out
 See Also: blur, cancel, cut out, delete, dim, humble, rub, scratch out, slur, sponge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: annul, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, cross out, dele, delete, eliminate, eradicate, erase, exclude, expunge, extirpate, obliterate, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike out, wipe out