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dispel (verb), dispels; dispelled; dispelling
1. To get rid of something in the mind; as if by, scattering in all directions; to disperse: Chris managed to dispel any doubts about his capabilities to do the job.

Shirley made an official statement to her colleagues to dispel any rumors that she was going to retire.

2. To drive away or off by or as if by scattering: A strong wind dispelled the thick fog along the beach where Ingrid was living.
To get rid of one thing for another one.
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This entry is located in the following units: dis-, di-, dif- (page 20) pel-, -pell, -pellent, -peal (page 2)