- To dispel is defined as to drive away or make disappear.
An example of to dispel is to prove a rumor to be false.
dispel definition by Webster's New World
dispel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling, dis·pels
- To rid one's mind of: managed to dispel my doubts.
- To drive away or off by or as if by scattering. See Synonyms at scatter.
Origin: Middle English dispellen, from Latin dispellere : dis-, apart; see dis- + pellere, to drive; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.