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Defaced Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    defaced adj : having the surface damaged or disfigured [syn: marred]
Defaced Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Deface \De*face"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defaced; p. pr. & vb. n. Defacing.] [OE. defacen to disfigure, efface, OF. desfacier; L. dis- + facies face. See Face, and cf. Efface.]
  1. To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record. ``This high face defaced.'' --Emerson. So by false learning is good sense defaced. --Pope.
  2. [Cf. F. d['e]faire.] To destroy; to make null. [Obs.] [Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion. --Bacon. For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced]. --Spenser. Syn: See Efface.

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