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disenchant

[ dis-en-chant, -chahnt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈtʃænt, -ˈtʃɑnt /
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verb (used with object)
to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion, credulity, etc.; disillusion: The harshness of everyday reality disenchanted him of his idealistic hopes.
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Origin of disenchant

1580–90; <Middle French desenchanter, equivalent to des-dis-1 + enchanter to enchant

OTHER WORDS FROM disenchant

dis·en·chant·er, noundis·en·chant·ing, adjectivedis·en·chant·ing·ly, adverbdis·en·chant·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disenchant

disenchant
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːnt) /

verb
(tr; when passive, foll by with or by) to make disappointed or disillusionedshe is disenchanted with the marriage
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