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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispelled p. pr. & vb. n. Dispelling.]  To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.
 [Satan] gently raised
 their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears.   --Milton.
 I saw myself the lambent easy light
 Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric
           meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away
           bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to
           turn back many disappointed customers" [syn: chase away,
            drive out, turn back, drive away, drive off, run
      2: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
         waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: disperse,
          dissipate, break up, scatter]
      [also: dispelling, dispelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See dispel