Meaning of efface

ef•face

Pronunciation: (i-fās'), [key]
— -faced, -fac•ing.
  1. to wipe out; do away with; expunge: to efface one's unhappy memories.
  2. to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions, etc.).
  3. to make (oneself&hasp;) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself&hasp;) modestly or shyly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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