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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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  • King Tut's Dad May Have Defaced Ancient Carving
    Archaeologists have discovered an ancient carving that was defaced by a man who might have been King Tut's father. Read more on this news related to 'Defaced'
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    LONDON (AP) — Vandals have defaced a memorial commemorating victims of the London transit bombings on the ninth anniversary of the rush-hour attacks that killed 52 commuters and injured hundreds. Read more on this news related to 'Defaced'
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    MALACCA - Vandals have left their mark in the heart of the city's heritage precinct by defacing several popular murals with slogans in black paint. The walls that the vandals sprayed with paint included the large mural of eight running horses painted by renowned artists Chong Chen Chuan and Quake Kah Ann in Jalan Hang Kasturi. Themed "Towards a New Journe Read more on this news related to 'Defaced'

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