Dispel definition

dĭ-spĕl
To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear.

The breeze dispelled the bad odor. Her cheerfulness dispelled the gloom. The report dispelled my doubts.

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To scatter and drive away; cause to vanish; disperse.
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To dispel is defined as to drive away or make disappear.

An example of to dispel is to prove a rumor to be false.

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To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of dispel - dispell

Origin of dispel

  • Middle English dispellen from Latin dispellere dis- apart dis– pellere to drive pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition