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efface - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'efface' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Efface [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.

Meaning of 'efface' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . efface [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make inconspicuous
Example in sentence:
  • efface oneself
Meaning (2):
- remove completely from recognition or memory
Example in sentence:
  • efface the memory of the time in the camps
Meaning (3):
- remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Example in sentence:
  • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!