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Definition of "effacement" [ef•face•ment]

  • Withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous (noun)
  • A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "effacement" in a sentence
  • "And October steals in on silvery skies, but no rain; the light breaks through; roses are still growing; a slow effacement is at work in the sound of the still-green trees at the cusp of autumn."
  • "The thinning and shortening is called effacement, and is measured in percent, from 0 to 100."
  • "And in the Ethical Culture movement the effacement is complete."