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dis·pel / disˈpel/ • v. (-pelled , -pel·ling ) [tr.] make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear: the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine's dejection. ∎  drive (something) away; scatter: sprinkle catnip tea to dispel beetles from garden plants. DERIVATIVES: dis·pel·ler n.

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dispel XVII. — L. dispellere, f. DIS- 1 + pellere drive.