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English definition of “dispel”

dispel

verb [T]     /dɪˈspel/ (-ll-)
to remove fears , doubts , and false ideas , usually by proving them wrong or unnecessary : I'd like to start the speech by dispelling a few rumours that have been spreading recently .Proving and disproving
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