[ dis-en-chant, -chahnt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈtʃænt, -ˈtʃɑnt /

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.

Origin of disenchant

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

Related forms

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


/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːnt) /


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

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