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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ef·face /ɪˈfes, ɛ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ef·face /-ˈfes/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]