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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. mar or spoil the appearance of;
- Example: "scars defaced her cheeks"
- Example: "The vandals disfigured the statue"
[syn: deface, disfigure, blemish]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deface \De*face"\ (d[-e]*f[=a]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defaced (d[-e]*f[=a]st"); 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. [1913 Webster] So by false learning is good sense defaced. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. F. d['e]faire.] To destroy; to make null. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence of religion. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced]. --Spenser. Syn: See Efface. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deface v 1: mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue" [syn: deface, disfigure, blemish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "deface": batter, blemish, blot, check, cicatrize, contort, crack, craze, damage, deform, demolish, destroy, dilapidate, disfigure, disproportion, distort, dysphemize, flaw, harm, impair, injure, kink, look a fright, look a mess, look bad, look like hell, look something terrible, mangle, mar, misshape, mutilate, offend, offend the eye, ruin, scab, scar, scarify, split, spoil, truncate, twist, uglify, warp, wreck