|1.||[ verb ] remove completely from recognition or memory|
"efface the memory of the time in the camps"
|Related terms:||blur eradication|
|2.||[ verb ] mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings|
"kill these lines in the President's speech"
|Related terms:||take_away destruction|
|3.||[ verb ] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing|
|Synonyms:||blot_out veil hide obscure|
"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"
|Related terms:||change concealment|
|4.||[ adjective ] reduced to nothingness|
|5.||[ verb ] do away with completely, without leaving a trace|
|Related terms:||eliminate eradication|
|6.||[ verb ] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights|
|Synonyms:||blow_out quench snuff_out extinguish|
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"
|Related terms:||ignite black_out douse extinction|