dispel

Part of speech: verb

To scatter; disperse; dissipate.

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Usage examples "dispel":

  1. But the facts render it easy to dispel this false belief. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  2. Had his conduct during his life left a doubt of his genuine Catholicism, and hypocritical profession of Protestantism, the last moments of his existence were sufficient to dispel them. - "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.
  3. One kind word, or even one mild look, will oftentimes dispel thick gathering gloom from the countenance of an affectionate husband, or wife. - "Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing", T. S. Arthur.