Associations to the word «Dispel»

Wiktionary

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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats