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efface

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verb ef·face \i-ˈfās, e-\

Simple Definition of efface

  • : to cause (something) to fade or disappear

Full Definition of efface

ef·facedef·fac·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to eliminate or make indistinct by or as if by wearing away a surface <coins with dates effaced by wear>; also :  to cause to vanish <daylight effaced the stars>

  3. 2 :  to make (oneself) modestly or shyly inconspicuous

ef·face·able play \-ˈfā-sə-bəl\ adjective
ef·face·ment play \-ˈfās-mənt\ noun
ef·fac·er noun

Examples of efface

  1. coins with dates effaced by wear

  2. a memory effaced by time



Origin of efface

Middle English, from Anglo-French esfacer, effacer, from e- + face face


First Known Use: 15th century


EFFACE Defined for Kids

efface

play
verb ef·face \i-ˈfās\

Definition of efface

ef·facedef·fac·ing

  1. :  to cause to fade or disappear <… she wished to efface the memory of yesterday's failure … — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>





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