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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb De*face"
  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. Etymology: Cf. F. défaire

    To destroy; to make null.(Obs)"Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion." [Bacon.]"For all his power was utterly defaste defaced]." [Spenser.]
    synonyms: See Efface.

Etymology: OE. defacen to disfigure, efface, OF. desfacier; L. dis- + facies face. See Face, and cf. Efface

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  1. Mar or spoil the appearance of ("scars defaced her cheeks")

Middle English, "to obliterate," from Old French desfacier (“mutilate, destroy, disfigure”), from des- (“away from”) (see dis-) + Vulgar Latin *facia

Fun Facts about the name Deface

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Past life for Deface born Feb 20, 2010

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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