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Another word for efface

  1. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean

      1. To cease to hold (a job or position):
      2. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
      3. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
      1. To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
      2. To indicate (one's choice or answer) by or as by marking with an X
      3. To mark or sign with an X.
      1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
      2. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
      3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
      1. To come open or unfastened.
      2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. To produce (a tone or chord) by hitting a key or keys or touching a string or strings on a musical instrument
      2. To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
      3. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys:
      1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
      2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
      3. To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
      1. Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
      2. To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
      3. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
      1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
      2. (Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
      3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
      1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
      2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
      3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
      1. To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
      2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
      3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
      1. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
      2. To remove from a document or record:
      3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
      1. To combine the qualities of two things:
      2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
      3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      1. To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
      2. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
      3. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
      1. To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
      2. To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
      3. To render invisible or unreadable by marking; obliterate. Often used with out :
      1. To make no longer binding under the law; invalidate; cancel
      2. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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Another word for efface