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

  Efface \Ef*face"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effaced; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Effacing.] [F. effacer; pref. es- (L. ex) + face face;
     prop., to destroy the face or form. See Face, and cf.
     Deface.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Efface from his mind the theories and notions
              vulgarly received.                    --Bacon.
  
     Syn: To blot out; expunge; erase; obliterate; cancel;
          destroy. -- Efface, Deface. To deface is to injure
          or impair a figure; to efface is to rub out or destroy,
          so as to render invisible.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  efface
      v 1: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the
           memory of the time in the camps" [syn: obliterate,
           efface]
      2: make inconspicuous; "efface oneself"
      3: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the
         formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!" [syn: erase, rub
         out, score out, efface, wipe off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "efface":
     annul, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, cross out, dele, delete,
     eliminate, eradicate, erase, exclude, expunge, extirpate,
     obliterate, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge,
     sponge out, strike out, wipe out
  
  

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