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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Dispel \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.
I saw myself the lambent easy light
Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night. --Dryden.
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