(d*fs"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defaced (d*fst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Defacing.] [OE. defacen to disfigure, efface, OF. desfacier; L. dis- + facies face. See Face, and cf. Efface.] 1. To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record. "This high face defaced." Emerson.
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So by false learning is good sense defaced.
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2. [Cf. F. dfaire.] To destroy; to make null. [Obs.]
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[Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion.
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For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced].

Syn. -- See Efface.
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