verb (used with object), dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling.
- dispatch box,
- dispatch case,
- dispatch rider,
Origin of dispel
Examples from the Web for dispeller
This last plant is especially hateful to evil spirits, and in days gone by was called Fuga dmonum, dispeller of demons.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
Anodyne, as well as tonic; dispeller of fever when other remedies are powerless; and the best accredited recipe for long life.Six to Sixteen|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Blessed Morning, what a life promoter, what a dispeller of fears and bringer of hopes, thou art!Added Upon|Nephi Anderson
The virtuous man, from his justice and the affection he hath for mankind, is the dispeller of sorrow and pain.
She was no longer the confidante of his worries and the dispeller of his clouds of depression.Woman and Artist|Max O'Rell
verb -pels, -pelling or -pelled
Word Origin for dispel
c.1400, dispelen, from Latin dispellere "drive apart," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + pellere "to drive, push" (see pulse (n.1)). Since the meaning is "to drive away in different directions" it should not have as an object a single, indivisible thing (you can dispel suspicion, but not an accusation). Related: Dispelled; dispelling.