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de·face / diˈfās/ • v. [tr.] spoil the surface or appearance of (something), e.g., by drawing or writing on it. ∎  mar; disfigure: limestone walls defaced by the reservoir. DERIVATIVES: de·face·ment n. de·fac·er n.

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deface XIV. — F. †defacer, earlier deffacer, for desfacer, f. DE- 6 + face FACE.

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