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 for Effacing
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]

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