English version

efface

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheffaceef‧face /ɪˈfeɪs/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 REMOVEto destroy or remove something syn erase, → deface 🔊 Nothing can efface the last picture I have of them from my mind.2 efface yourself self-effacing→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
effaceIt also reconciles two economic and social experiences, effacing class through images and illusions.Afraid not only of assault but afraid that hidden away I would be effaced, forgotten.Or, in terms of the concerns of this article, the gay writer had been effaced, leaving a blemish-free heterosexual text.Carbon dioxide and moisture threaten to efface the Lascaux cave drawings.Blemishes like these upon the work of the profession obscure but do not efface the public services it renders.Communist historians tried to efface whole segments of their nation's past.
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Verb table
efface
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyefface
he, she, iteffaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyeffaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave effaced
he, she, ithas effaced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad effaced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill efface
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have effaced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam effacing
he, she, itis effacing
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you, we, theyare effacing
Past
I, he, she, itwas effacing
you, we, theywere effacing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been effacing
he, she, ithas been effacing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been effacing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be effacing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been effacing
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