Associations to the word «Dispel»


DISPEL, verb. To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.

Dictionary definition

DISPEL, verb. Force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers".
DISPEL, verb. To cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds".

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