pel-, -pell, -pellent, -peal

(Latin: push, beat, strike, knock, drive)

Don't confuse this pel- unit with another pel- group meaning "mud, earth, clay".

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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1. Someone who goes off in various directions; disperse; dissipate; for example, to dispel the dense dust with rain.
2. A person or a situation that causes something to vanish or which alleviates: "The doctor was a dispeller of her fears and imaginary concerns."
expel (verb), expels; expelled, expelling
1. To force or to drive out: "The military forces were able to expel the invaders."
2. To officially force someone to leave a place or an organization: "The university will be expelling students who refused to attend the their classes and to complete their assignments."
3. To push or to force something out: "The patient expelled air from his lungs."
Having an unusually narrow pelvis.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust": osmo-; puls-; trud-.