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deface (verb), defaces; defaced; defacing
1. To harm the surface or appearance of something; for example, by drawing or writing on it: The youngman was caught defacing his father's books.
2. To mar or to disfigure: The canyon's spectacular limestone walls have been defaced by the flood waters in the lake that were caused of the severe storm.

The teenagers were caught defacing or vandalizing a school building with spray paint.

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