from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous
  • n. A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of effacing, or the state of being effaced.

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

  • n. withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
  • n. shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor


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