Definition of efface verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

efface

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they efface
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪs//
 
he / she / it effaces
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪsɪz//
 
past simple effaced
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪst//
 
past participle effaced
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪst//
 
-ing form effacing
BrE BrE//ɪˈfeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfeɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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efface something (formal) to make something disappear; to remove something see also self-effacing Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘pardon or be absolved from (an offence)’): from French effacer, from e- (from Latin ex- ‘away from’) + face ‘face’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: efface