1. remove completely from recognition or memory
- efface the memory of the time in the camps
Similar word(s): obliterate
2. make inconspicuous
- efface oneself
3. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Similar word(s): erase
Sentences with efface as a verb:
- Do not efface what I've written on the chalkboard.
- Some people like to efface their own memories with alcohol.
- Many people seem shy, but they really just efface for meekness.
- Some females efface 75% by the 39th week of pregnancy.