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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispel  \Dis*pel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispelled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dispelling}.]  [L.  dispellere  dis-  +  pellere  to  push 
  drive.  See  {Pulse}  a  beating.] 
  To  drive  away  by  scattering,  or  so  to  cause  to  vanish;  to 
  clear  away  to  banish;  to  dissipate;  as  to  dispel  a  cloud, 
  vapors,  cares  doubts,  illusions. 
 
  [Satan]  gently  raised  their  fainting  courage,  and 
  dispelled  their  fears.  --Milton. 
 
  I  saw  myself  the  lambent  easy  light  Gild  the  brown 
  horror,  and  dispel  the  night.  --Dryden. 




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