To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean
Sometimes, however, he did suppress whole sections or verses, enjoining his followers to efface or forget them, and declaring them to be " abrogated."
It has ever been the policy of Rome to efface national distinctions, but under the shadow of the Eastern Church national churches have grown and flourished.
Humiliating is not too strong a term to apply to a letter in which he expresses his desire to "efface the past by every action of his life," in order that he may stand well with the king.
The doctor can tell if the cervix is dilated or has begun to thin and soften (efface).
Stage one of labor starts when your doctor tells you your cervix is dilated and you are beginning to efface.