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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispirit  \Dis*pir"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispirited};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dispiriting}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  spirit.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  cheerful  spirits;  to  depress  the  spirits  of 
  to  dishearten;  to  discourage. 
 
  Not  dispirited  with  my  afflictions.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  has  dispirited  himself  by  a  debauch.  --Collier. 
 
  2.  To  distill  or  infuse  the  spirit  of  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  This  makes  a  man  master  of  his  learning,  and 
  dispirits  the  book  into  the  scholar.  --Fuller. 
 
  Syn:  To  dishearten;  discourage;  deject;  damp;  depress;  cast 
  down  intimidate;  daunt;  cow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispirit 
  v  :  lower  someone's  spirits;  make  downhearted;  "These  news 
  depressed  her";  "The  bad  state  of  her  child's  health 
  demoralizes  her"  [syn:  {depress},  {deject},  {cast  down}, 
  {get  down},  {dismay},  {demoralize}]  [ant:  {elate}] 




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