Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of defacing; an instance of visibly marring or disfiguring something.
  • n. An act of voiding or devaluing; nullification of the face value.
  • n. A symbol added to a flag or coat of arms to change it or make it different from another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.
  • n. That which mars or disfigures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of defacing or disfiguring; injury to the surface or exterior; disfigurement; obliteration.
  • n. That which disfigures or mars appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

Etymologies

deface +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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