Efface

Definition of Efface

Ef`face´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Effaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effacing .]
2.To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.
Efface from his mind the theories and notions vulgarly received.
- Bacon.

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