De·face v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defaced p. pr. & vb. n. Defacing.]
1. To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record. “This high face defaced.”
So by false learning is good sense defaced. --Pope.
2. To destroy; to make null. [Obs.]
[Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion. --Bacon.
For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced]. --Spenser.
Syn: -- See Efface.
adj : having the surface damaged or disfigured [syn: marred]