verb (used with object), dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dispeldis·pel·la·ble, adjectivedis·pel·ler, nounun·dis·pel·la·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pelled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dispel
A Science News Letter story describing the announcement attempted to dispel any concerns the discovery might raise.How matter’s hidden complexity unleashed the power of nuclear physics|Emily Conover|April 8, 2021|Science News
Another myth the company is quick to dispel is that WD-40 cures arthritis.
The police themselves do little to dispel or discourage this lionized portrayal.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk|Tom Nolan|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He does, however, attempt to dispel some of the myths that have emerged from hearsay and rumor over the last century.
Swiss leaders also dispel the “slippery slope” idea by repeatedly rejecting substantial minimum wage increases.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beautiful pictures may partially dispel what an awful man Rembrandt seemed to be.
But one look at the film is enough to dispel all notions of Svengali.The Legend With The Look: Remembering Lauren Bacall|Teo Bugbee|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"There's nothing like prompt action to dispel alarm," he whispered in my ear; and then turned to the rest of us.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
However, madame, I count upon it that you will be able to dispel such doubts as I am fostering.
But scarce had they arrived at it when Monsieur de Garnache's crisp voice came swiftly to dispel it.
I hope this verification will dispel your royal highness' unjust suspicions against me.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
Human extravagances soon dispel, in the eyes of reason, the superiority which man arrogantly claims over other animals.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier