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Definition of dispell

"dispell" is probably misspelled. Trying dispel instead Definition of dispel

1. dispel [ v ] force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Examples: "Drive away potential burglars' "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

In doing so science has unquestionably cleared_up widespread misconceptions , removed extraneous and illusory sources of fear , and dispelled many undesirable popular superstitions .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

There are certainly large areas of understanding in the human sciences which in themselves and even without political invention can help to dispel our present fears .

I am certainly not adequately trained to describe or enlarge on human fears , but there are certain features of the fears dispelled by scientific explanations that stand_out quite clearly .

In_fact , although we have dispelled the fear , we have not necessarily assured ourselves that there are no dangers .

The achievements which dispelled our fears of the cosmos took_place three centuries ago .

Synonyms dispel drive_off drive_away drive_out turn_back run_off chase_away Related Terms move banish frighten shoo_off fire clear_the_air rout_out

2. dispel [ v ] to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example
Examples: "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."

Synonyms break_up scatter dissipate disperse dispel Related Terms separate disband dispersion scatter scatter dissipation

Rhymes with

dispel misspell misspell expel spell impel repel propel lapel compel aix-la-chapelle

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