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Dispel


DISPEL, verb transitive [Latin , to drive., Gr. See Appeal, Peal, Pulse and Bawl.] To scatter by driving or force; to disperse; to dissipate; to banish; as, to dispel vapors; to dispel darkness or gloom; to dispel fears; to dispel cares or sorrows; to dispel doubts.