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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


Broader (hypernym)withdrawal

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