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Verb: efface  i'feys
  1. Remove completely from recognition or memory
    "efface the memory of the time in the camps";
    - obliterate
     
  2. Make inconspicuous
    "efface oneself"
     
  3. Remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    "Please efface the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!";
    - erase, rub out, score out, wipe off

Derived forms: effaced, effacing, effaces

Type of: blur, cancel, delete, dim, humble, slur

Encyclopedia: Efface