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Meaning of DISPEL

Pronunciation:  di'spel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
  2. [v]  to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example; "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."

DISPEL is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break up, chase away, disperse, dissipate, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, scatter, turn back
 See Also: banish, clear the air, disband, displace, divide, fire, frighten, move, separate, shoo, shoo away, shoo off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispelled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Dispelling}.] [L. dispellere; dis- + pellere to push,
drive. See {Pulse} a beating.]
To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to
clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud,
vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.

      [Satan] gently raised their fainting courage, and
      dispelled their fears.                   --Milton.

      I saw myself the lambent easy light Gild the brown
      horror, and dispel the night.            --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
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