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 for dispirit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispirit \Dis*pir"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Dispiriting.] [Pref. dis- + spirit.]
     1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of;
        to dishearten; to discourage.
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              Not dispirited with my afflictions.   --Dryden.
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              He has dispirited himself by a debauch. --Collier.
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     2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]
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              This makes a man master of his learning, and
              dispirits the book into the scholar.  --Fuller.
  
     Syn: To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast
          down; intimidate; daunt; cow.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dispirit
      v 1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
           depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
           demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down,
           get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize,
           demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick
           up, uplift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispirit":
     beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits,
     darken, dash, deject, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten,
     disparage, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress,
     press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
  
  

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