1. [syn: defacement, disfigurement, disfiguration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Defacement \De*face"ment\, n.
1. The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced;
injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.
2. That which mars or disfigures. --Bacon.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something;
"the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish
invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement
of the landscape" [syn: defacement, disfigurement,