Definition of efface
- coins with dates effaced by wear
- daylight effaced the stars
coins with dates effaced by wear
a memory effaced by time
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
abolish, annihilate, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe out;
: to cause (something) to fade or disappear
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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