What does efface mean?

Definitions for efface
ɪˈfeɪsef·face

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obliterate, effaceverb

    remove completely from recognition or memory

    "efface the memory of the time in the camps"

  2. effaceverb

    make inconspicuous

    "efface oneself"

  3. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offverb

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

Wiktionary

  1. effaceverb

    To erase (as anything impressed or inscribed upon a surface); to render illegible or indiscernible.

    Do not efface what I've written on the chalkboard.

  2. effaceverb

    To cause to disappear as if by rubbing out or striking out.

    Some people like to efface their own memories with alcohol.

  3. effaceverb

    To make oneself inobtrusive as if due to modesty or diffidence.

    Many people seem shy, but they really just efface for meekness.

  4. effaceverb

    Of the cervix during pregnancy, to thin and stretch in preparation for labor.

    Some females efface 75% by the 39th week of pregnancy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effaceverb

    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

  2. Effaceverb

    to destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Efface

    ef-fās′, v.t. to destroy the surface of a thing: to rub out: to obliterate, wear away.—adj. Efface′able, that can be rubbed out.—n. Efface′ment. [Fr. effacer—L. ex, out, facies, face.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of efface in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of efface in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of efface in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

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