verb (used with object), dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling.
Origin of dispel
Related formsdis·pel·la·ble, adjectivedis·pel·ler, nounun·dis·pel·la·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pelled, adjective
Examples from the Web for dispelled
But at least the illusion of a short-cut to individual and national wealth has been dispelled.
I've changed my mind about same-sex marriage as experience has dispelled my fears of the harms from same-sex marriage.
But Saif dispelled the myth that his fingers had been cut off in revenge.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer|Fred Abrahams|December 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But, Gazzaniga argues, neuroscience has dispelled the myth of such a self, of such a “you.”'Free Will Debate: Who’s in Charge?' by Michael Gazzaniga (review)|Casey Schwartz|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Further, as evidenced by the Toscano shocker, the curse on Idol's women has been far from dispelled.
My suspicions were cruelly unjust, but you have dispelled them.The Bastonnais|John Lesperance
The hope was so precious that for a time he hesitated to advance, for fear lest the hope might be dispelled forever.Cord and Creese|James de Mille
With a strong effort she dispelled the dizziness that had almost overpowered her, and held herself erect.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
Lack of water in this district has proved a stumbling block which will shortly be dispelled by machinery.From Paris to New York by Land|Harry de Windt
But the apathy was dispelled now, and she shrank from giving Jethro pain by mentioning the fact.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill