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deface

de·face

deface

pronunciation:
dih feIs
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: defaced, defaces, defacing
definition 1: to damage or deform the surface or appearance of; disfigure.
The vandals defaced the monument.
synonyms:
disfigure
antonyms:
beautify
similar words:
damage, deform, mar, vandalize
definition 2: to erase, blot out, or otherwise obliterate; make indistinct, illegible, or valueless.
synonyms:
expunge, obliterate
similar words:
blot out, delete, eradicate, erase, rub out
derivations: defaceable (adj.), defacement (n.), defacer (n.)