dispirit

[ dih-spir-it ]
/ dɪˈspɪr ɪt /

verb (used with object)

to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.

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Origin of dispirit

First recorded in 1635–45; di-2 + spirit
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British Dictionary definitions for dispirit

dispirit
/ (dɪˈspɪrɪt) /

verb

(tr) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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