render illegible
index deface, expunge, obliterate

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  • deface — de·face /di fās/ vt de·faced, de·fac·ing: to destroy or mar the face or surface of de·face·ment n de·fac·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Efface — Ef*face , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effacing}.] [F. effacer; pref. es (L. ex) + face face; prop., to destroy the face or form. See {Face}, and cf. {Deface}.] 1. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effaced — Efface Ef*face , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effacing}.] [F. effacer; pref. es (L. ex) + face face; prop., to destroy the face or form. See {Face}, and cf. {Deface}.] 1. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effacing — Efface Ef*face , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effacing}.] [F. effacer; pref. es (L. ex) + face face; prop., to destroy the face or form. See {Face}, and cf. {Deface}.] 1. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obliterate — I verb abolere, abolish, annihilate, annul, blot out, bring to nothing, cancel, conceal, consume, cover, cover up, defeat, delere, delete, demolish, deracinate, desolate, destroy, devastate, devour, disintegrate, dispel, dissipate, dissolve,… …   Law dictionary

  • expunge — ex·punge /ik spənj/ vt ex·punged, ex·pung·ing: to cancel out or destroy completely expunge the court records of an acquitted defendant ex·punge·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • efface — verb a) To erase (as anything impressed or inscribed upon a surface); to render illegible or indiscernible. Do not efface what Ive written on the chalkboard. b) To cause to disappear as if by rubbing out or striking out. Some people like to… …   Wiktionary

  • Obliteration — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Suppression of sign. < N PARAG:Obliteration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obliteration obliteration Sgm: N 1 erasure erasure rasure Sgm: N 1 cancel cancel cancellation Sgm: N 1 circumduction circumduction Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …   Universalium

  • Unintelligibility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unintelligibility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unintelligibility unintelligibility Sgm: N 1 incomprehensibility incomprehensibility imperspicuity Sgm: N 1 inconceivableness inconceivableness vagueness &c. >Adj. Sgm …   English dictionary for students

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