Meaning of dispel

dis•pel

Pronunciation: (di-spel'), [key]
— -pelled, -pel•ling.
  1. to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate: to dispel the dense fog.
  2. to cause to vanish; alleviate: to dispel her fears.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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