Deface

Definition of Deface

De`face´   Pronunciation: dė`fās´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Defaced (dė*fāst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Defacing.]
So by false learning is good sense defaced.
- Pope.
2.To destroy; to make null.
[Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion.
- Bacon.
For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced].
- Spenser.

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