- to wipe out; do away with; expunge: to efface one's unhappy memories.
- to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions, etc.).
- to make (oneself) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself) modestly or shyly.
Origin of efface
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Examples from the Web for uneffaced
Note the position of the uneffaced dot with reference to the horizontal axis of the glyph.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
Sylvanus Griswold Morley
The cutter was beautifully clean; built for a Brixham trawler, she still had her number—DH 113—uneffaced.Villa Rubein and Other Stories
What has been fancied a noose is only the former outline of the horse's foot and limb, uneffaced.Ariadne Florentina
How and when this uneffaced wound was received, we shall divulge in the succeeding chapter.Mark Gildersleeve
John S. Sauzade
- to obliterate or make dimto efface a memory
- to make (oneself) inconspicuous or humble through modesty, cowardice, or obsequiousness
- to rub out (a line, drawing, etc); erase
C15: from French effacer, literally: to obliterate the face; see face
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Word Origin and History for uneffaced
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