1. The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.
2. That which mars or disfigures.
n : the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something;
"the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish
invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive
disfigurement of the landscape" [syn: disfigurement, disfiguration]