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 for Deface
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deface \De*face"\ (d[-e]*f[=a]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defaced
     (d[-e]*f[=a]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. Defacing.] [OE. defacen
     to disfigure, efface, OF. desfacier; L. dis- + facies face.
     See Face, and cf. Efface.]
     1. To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to
        disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or
        obliterating important features or portions of; as, to
        deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface
        writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a
        record. "This high face defaced." --Emerson.
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              So by false learning is good sense defaced. --Pope.
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     2. [Cf. F. d['e]faire.] To destroy; to make null. [Obs.]
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              [Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence
              of religion.                          --Bacon.
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              For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced].
                                                    --Spenser.
  
     Syn: See Efface.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  deface
      v 1: mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks";
           "The vandals disfigured the statue" [syn: deface,
           disfigure, blemish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "deface":
     batter, blemish, blot, check, cicatrize, contort, crack, craze,
     damage, deform, demolish, destroy, dilapidate, disfigure,
     disproportion, distort, dysphemize, flaw, harm, impair, injure,
     kink, look a fright, look a mess, look bad, look like hell,
     look something terrible, mangle, mar, misshape, mutilate, offend,
     offend the eye, ruin, scab, scar, scarify, split, spoil, truncate,
     twist, uglify, warp, wreck
  
  

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