Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To obliterate, as written characters; wipe out; cancel.

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Usage examples "efface":

  1. She was the only person who could throw any light upon the relations between the two men, and she had thought fit to virtually efface herself. - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. It will be difficult, they said, to efface very soon from your memory the names of the men whom the sentiment of a common religion, association in the same perils and persecutions, a common joy in the same deliverance, and the long experience of so many faithful services, have engraved there with a pencil of diamond. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. Genestas asked, to efface the impression left by his last question. - "The Country Doctor", Honore de Balzac.