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  • remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
  • remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
  • make inconspicuous; "efface onself"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Efface'


  • Effacement: Effacement may refer to: Effacement (histology), the shortening, or thinning, of a tissue. Cervical effacement, the thinning of the cervix. Effacement
  • Cervical effacement: Cervical effacement (also called cervical ripening) refers to a thinning of the cervix. It is a component of the Bishop score. It can be expressed as a
  • Locus of enterocyte effacement: The locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) is a moderately conserved pathogenicity island consisting of 35,000 base pairs in the bacteria Escherichia coli
  • Effacement (histology): Effacement is the shortening, or thinning, of a tissue. It can refer to cervical effacement. It can also refer to a process occurring in podocytes, for
  • Effaceable functor: In mathematics, an effaceable functor is an additive functor F between abelian categories C and D for which, for each object A in C, there exists a monomorphism

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* If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity. - Daniel Webster


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