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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: dispellere, from pellere 'to drive, beat'

dispel

verb
     
diā€§spel past tense and past participle dispelled, present participle dispelling [transitive]
to make something go away, especially a belief, idea, or feeling:
We want to dispel the myth that you cannot eat well in Britain.
Light poured into the hall, dispelling the shadows.

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