from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of efface.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Although Andean lupines are still used in heart of Inca country, [l] upines were completely effaced from the culinary record in the West.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Effectively the dairy farmer is to be effaced from the land.

    News from the Ministry for Daft Ideas

  • If the trend of declining language teaching in the State Sector continues at this rate, it will not be long before State School pupils are largely effaced from the list of applicants for jobs requiring a second language.

    Archive 2007-11-04

  • Suddenly it was effaced from the map and became part of Cambridgeshire.

    Power to the People?

  • Modern times had not, fortunately, effaced from the Japanese conscience the

    The Marriage of Jinyo

  • He succeeded in finding and uniting a large quantity of fragments belonging together, and thus restoring pages of writing, with here and there a damaged line, a word effaced, a broken corner, often a larger portion missing, but still enough left to form continuous and readable texts.

    Chaldea From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria

  • In fact, his devotion in 1815 was such that he would have been banished with so many others if the Comte de Gondreville had not contrived to have his name effaced from the ordinance and put on the retired list with a pension, and the rank of colonel.

    The Deputy of Arcis

  • As then the immortality of the soul was thus inseparably blended with those foreign religions which were altogether to be effaced from the minds of the people, and by no means necessary for the establishment of the theocracy, Moses maintained silence on this point and a purer notion of it was left to be developed at a more favorable period in the history of man. —

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 2These four family histories illustrate how colonial settlement expanded from Cape Town to the Cedarberg, demonstrating the importance of women-anchored family networks to settler land claims, documenting the gradual dominance of settler orthodoxy, and highlighting the centrality of coerced labor even when the laborers themselves were effaced from the archives.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • My best example of how Brooklyn was nearly effaced from the American map is a comment made to me some years a go by a fellow in Boston, who was, by the way, a college graduate: Brooklyn?

    Robert E. Murphy: The Brooklyn Nets -- How Sweet the Sound


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.