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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·patch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispatched p. pr. & vb. n. Dispatching.]  [Written also despatch.]
 1. To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
 Ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch we
 The business we have talked of.   --Shak.
    [The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day dispatcheth all the harvest work.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]
    I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.   --Udall.
 3. To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.
    Unless dispatched to the mansion house in the country . . . they perish among the lumber of garrets.   --Walpole.
 4. To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.
 Even with the speediest expedition
 I will dispatch him to the emperor's cou░░.   --Shak.
 5. To send out of the world; to put to death.
    The company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords.   --Ezek. xxiii. 47.
 Syn: -- To expedite; hasten; speed; accelerate; perform; conclude; finish; slay; kill.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : sent off or away; "the dispatched messenger was has hardly
            out of sight before she wished call him back"