ef·face /ɪˈfes, ɛ-/
ef·face /-ˈfes/ 及物動詞
Ef·face v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effaced p. pr. & vb. n. Effacing ]
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.
2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.
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.
v 1: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the
memory of the time in the camps" [syn: obliterate]
2: make inconspicuous; "efface onself"
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, wipe off]