efface efface  /ɪ ˈfeɪs/


  1. (v) remove completely from recognition or memory
  2. (v) make inconspicuous
  3. (v) remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing


  • The dogmatic religious leader asked the believers to efface the artifacts of all heretic writings.


  • ‘Ghost: The Musical’ Is Pretty, Slick, and Out-of-Whack

    Ghost: The Musical is the best movie I’ve seen at the Majestic. Unfortunately, Ghost: the Musical is not a movie—and that terrible paradox informs every moment of Ghost’s (not inconsiderable) running time. The more filmic Ghost seems—particularly in its visuals, but also in its brisk edits and cinematic swipes—the better it works: in other words, the harder it tries to efface its actual medium ...
    on January 24, 2014     Source: San Antonio Current


  1. The trick, Bauman says, is no longer to minimise work time but "to efface altogether the line dividing : work from recreation".
    on Feb 5, 2006 By: Zygmunt Bauman Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. In death, the equally venerable Jovito Salonga said, Manuel Roxas belonged to all of us for he "is a living symbol of hope which neither death nor time can efface."
    on Aug 24, 2009 By: Jovito Salonga Source: Manila Bulletin

  3. Pamuk responded, "My country has a strong secular history. Religion is not strong enough to efface everything."
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Orhan Pamuk Source: Hürriyet

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