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dis·pir·it / diˈspirit/ • v. [tr.] (often be dispirited) cause (someone) to lose enthusiasm or hope: the army was dispirited by the uncomfortable winter conditions | [as adj.] (dispiriting) it was a dispiriting occasion. DERIVATIVES: dis·pir·it·ed·ly adv. dis·pir·it·ed·ness n. dis·pir·it·ing·ly adv.

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