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efface (verb) remove by rubbing off; erase.
When you remove a mark or a sign by rubbing it off, you efface it. Your memory of an incident is effaced if you do not remember anything of it. When you efface a stain, you remove it.
- The survivors of the Nazi concentration camps find it difficult to efface the memories of the agony they experienced as a result of the brutal acts of the Nazis.
- The principal ordered all the writings and chalk-drawn pictures on the walls of the college to be effaced immediately.