deface definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To mar or ruin the look or area of; disfigure.
    • To impair the usefulness, worth, or impact of.
    • Obsolete To obliterate; obliterate.
    • To destroy or mar the facial skin or additional look of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating essential features or portions of
    • To destroy; to make null.
  • verb:
    • To harm some thing, specifically a surface, in an obvious or conspicuous manner.
    • To void or devalue; to nullify or degrade the face price.
    • to improve a coat of arms or a flag by adding an element to it.
    • mar or spoil the look of
  • others:
    • To mar the face or area of; disfigure; spoil the appearance of: as, to deface a monument.
    • To impair or efface; blot or blot away; erase; obliterate; terminate: as, to deface an inscription; to deface a record.

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