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English noun: effacement

1. effacement (process) shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Part meronymchildbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail

2. effacement (act) withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous


Synonymsself-effacement


Broader (hypernym)withdrawal









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